Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1966 – The Beatles record the vocals for “Eleanor Rigby.”

1968 – Simon and Garfunkel hit #1 with “Mrs. Robinson.”

1976 – The Rolling Stones’ “Black and Blue” album is released. It reaches Number One and goes platinum in two months.

1991 – Steve Marriot of the Small Faces dies in a house fire. He was 44 years old.

1999 – Billy Joel performs what he says is his last public pop music concert at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. He plans on devoting his efforts to classical music.

1999 – The “No Security” tour, the Rolling Stones’ first arena outing in 20 years wraps with a make-up date at the San Jose Arena in California.