Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1974 – “The Early Beatles” turns gold nine years after its release and nearly four years since the group’s disbanding.

1975 – Three Led Zeppelin concerts at Madison Square Garden sell out in a record four hours. The Garden box-office has to call other ticket outlets to help handle the extraordinary demand (60,000 tickets).

1988 – Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut achieves multi-platinum status.

1993 – Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” album is nominated for four Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.


Elvis Presley 1935

David Bowie 1947

Robbie Krieger (Doors) 1946