Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1965 – Tom Paxton’s “Ramblin’ Boy” is released.

1969 – Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band play London’s Royal Albert Hall.

1977 – Peter Gabriel hits #68 with “Solsbury Hill.”

1978 – 37 year-old Sandy Denny, former Fairport Convention singer, dies of a brain hemorrhage after falling down a flight of stairs.

1988 – Marking his return to Reprise Records, Neil Young releases “This Note’s for You,” a bluesy, swinging album featuring a full horn section.