Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1958 – Big Records releases “Our Song,” the first record by a teenage duo from Queens, New York, who go by the names of Tom and Jerry. The pair will become famous in the ’60s under their real names, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

1968 – Bob Dylan’s “John Wesley Harding” is certified gold.

1974 – The Jefferson Airplane began their first tour under the name Jefferson Starship. The line-up includes Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, drummer Johnny Barbata, David Freiberg, Peter Kaukonen, Craig Chaquico and Papa John Creach.

1996 – The second installment of the Beatles “Anthology” series is released. It features the “Real Love,” a song the remaining members of the Beatles recorded using an old demo track of John Lennon’s voice.