Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1967 – “The Best of the Lovin’ Spoonful,” drawn from three albums and numerous singles, enters the album chart. It stays for a full year, peaking at #3.

1967 – The Beatles reach #1 with “Penny Lane.”

1970 – Country Joe McDonald is convicted for obscenity and fined $500 for leading a crowd in his infamous Fish Cheer at a concert in Massachusetts.

1972 – “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young — and featuring Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor on harmony vocals — tops the singles charts.

1994 – The Rolling Stones announce Darryl Jones as the replacement for Bill Wyman on bass. Wyman had previously announced that he would no longer tour with the band.

1995 – “Greatest Hits,” an 18-track anthology that includes newly recorded tracks by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, enters the album chart at #1.

2001 – John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas dies of heart failure in Los Angeles.

2002 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Talking Heads are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the seventeenth annual induction dinner.