Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1963 – EMI-Parlophone releases the Beatles’ first album, “Please Please Me” in the U.K. In just three weeks, it’s #1 on the British charts.

1969 – Two days after they are married in a private ceremony in Gibraltar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their first “bed-in for peace” in the presidential suite of the Amsterdam Hilton.

1970 – Tom Petty forms Mudcrutch in Gainesville, Florida. Guitarist Mike Campbell joins the same year and keyboardist Benmont Tench signs on in 1973.

1975 – “Physical Graffiti,” a double album by Led Zeppelin, reaches #1 in its second week of release and stays there for six weeks. The album includes a couple of all-acoustic tracks: “Black Country Woman” and the instrumental, “Bron-Y-Aur.”