Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1964 – A week after their debut appearance, The Beatles perform for the second time on “The Ed Sullivan Show” — this time they aren’t in the television studio; they’re performing live from the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. 70 million viewers tune in.

1968 – George & Patti Harrison and John & Cynthia Lennon fly to India for two months of transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo and Maureen Starr, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Mia Farrow and Donovan join them three days later.

1974 – Elton John releases “Bennie and the Jets.” The song will eventually make it to #1.

1993 – A Faces reunion takes place at the Brit Awards in London. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Kenny Jones and Bill Wyman (who was filling in for the ailing Ronnie Lane) perform “Stay With Me.”

1997 – Pete Seeger wins a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album of 1996 for his album “Pete,” on the Living Music label.