Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1966 – Decca Records in the U.K. and London Records in the U.S. release the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” backed with “Long Long While.” “Paint It Black,” one of the first rock records to use a sitar, will hit Number One in both countries.

1966 – The Kinks record “Sunny Afternoon.”

1970 – The Beatles’ “Let It Be” film opens in New York City.

1977 – EMI in Britain and Capitol in the U.S. release “The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl,” an album made from live recordings of the Beatles’ American tours of 1964 and 1965.


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