Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1971 – Making a rare public appearance, Bob Dylan accompanies country star Earl Scruggs on “East Virginia Blues” and “Nashville Skyline Rag” for a public documentary.

1981 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” goes platinum, a little over a month after Lennon’s assassination. The album is Number One for eight weeks.

1997 РTom Petty and the Heartbreakers kick off the first of 20 dates in a marathon stand at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium.

2016 – David Bowie passes, two days after celebrating his 69th birthday and releasing his final studio album, “Blackstar.”


Jim Croce 1943

Rod Stewart 1945

Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) 1948

Pat Benatar 1953

Shawn Colvin 1958