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.”

BIRTHDAYS:

Jim Croce 1943

Rod Stewart 1945

Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) 1948

Pat Benatar 1953

Shawn Colvin 1958