Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1961 – The Beatles play Liverpool’s Cavern Club for the first time.

1964 – The Rolling Stones’ cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaks at No. 3 on the English charts. That’s Phil Spector you hear on maracas. It’s also the first time ever that all ten singles in the British Top Ten are by homegrown acts.

1970 – The re-formed Faces, with singer Rod Stewart, release their debut LP, “First Step.”

1994 – Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Streets Of Philadelphia,” a song from the film “Philadelphia.”


Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) 1950