Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1968 – Five months after its initially-scheduled release date, the Rolling Stones unveil “Beggar’s Banquet” in an uncontroversial white cover designed to resemble a formal invitation. The original cover artwork depicted a graffiti-covered bathroom stall.

1968 – Graham Nash quits the Hollies. He announces the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash three days later.

1975 – Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album goes gold and is on its way to platinum. It’s their 10th album overall, and the first album featuring the re-grouped band, including founders Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, veteran Christine McVie and newcomers Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham. The album contains “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me” and “Over My Head.”

2004 – Elton John is among six Kennedy Center honorees performing for President George W. Bush in Washington, DC.


J.J. Cale 1938

Jim Messina (Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield) 1947