Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1961 – The Beatles debut at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. The Fab Four would go on to play the basement club 292 times

1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” drawing the largest ever U.S. television audience. It’s estimated that 73 million people tuned in to watch the band perform five songs.

1970 – Simon & Garfunkel’s album “Bridge Over Troubled Water” goes gold.

1972 – Paul McCartney’s new group, Wings make a surprise appearance at England’s Nottingham University. The group will continue to go mobile, traveling around England in a bus and playing unannounced in clubs and halls.

1993 – Mick Jagger releases a solo album called “Wandering Spirit.”

1993 – Paul McCartney releases “Off The Ground.”


Carole King 1942