Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1965 – NME announces guitarist Eric Clapton’s replacement in the Yardbirds is Jeff Beck. Clapton quit the group protesting the commercialism of tunes like “For Your Love.”

1975 – “Tommy,” the film, premieres in London.

1977 – “Islands,” the final studio album by The Band’s original lineup, is released. Having met their contractual obligation to Capitol Records, The Band disband.

1980 – Seven years after Pink Floyd release “The Dark Side of the Moon,” it breaks the record for the longest-charting pop album, previously held by Carole King’s “Tapestry.”

2000 – Phil Collins wins an Oscar at the 72nd Academy Awards for Best Original Song for “You’ll Be In My Heart” from the Disney animated feature “Tarzan.”