Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1963 – Seventeen year-old Neil Young performs his first professional date at a Winnipeg country club.

1969 – The Beatles make their last-ever public appearance as a group, performing on the roof of Apple Studios at 3 Saville Row, London. The show, filmed for the subsequent movie “Let It Be,” is stopped when police arrive after neighbors complain about the noise.

1970 – Creedence Clearwater Revival film a television special.

1971 – Janis Joplin’s “Me And Bobby McGee” is released. The song was written by Kris Kristofferson.

1971 – Stephen Stills hits #14 with “Love The One You’re With.”

1975 – Genesis hit #41 with their album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.”

1990 – Bob Dylan is named commander in France’s Order of Arts and Letters by the country’s Culture Ministry.

1995 – Led Zeppelin receive the International Artists Award at the American Music Awards.


Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) 1942

Steve Marriott (Small Faces) 1947

Phil Collins 1951