Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1965 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts’ book, “Ode To A High Flying Bird,” a tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker, is published. On the same day, the Stones record “The Last Time” and “Play with Fire.”

1967 – Genesis is formed by Charterhouse School mates Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Anthony Phillips.

1969 – Led Zeppelin’s debut album is released. The eponymous LP lingers in the charts 73 weeks without reaching the top.

1974 – Bob Dylan’s “Planet Waves” album, which reunites him with The Band as his backing group, is released. Dylan and The Band undertake a six-week, 40-date tour together.

1990 – The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Who are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during ceremonies at New York’s Waldorf Astoria.

1996 – David Bowie, The Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Little Willie John, Pete Seeger, and the Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) 1948

Steve Earle 1955