Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1967 – CBS-TV broadcasts “Inside Pop — The Rock Revolution.” Among the guests is 16-year old Janis Ian, who sings “Society’s Child.” A year before, the song was banned by some radio stations because of its subject matter (an interracial love affair). Following her television appearance, the song races into the Top 20.

1968 – Stephen Stills tapes some acoustic demos at a recording studio in New York after he produces a session for his then-girlfriend Judy Collins. Songs include “Suite Judy Blue Eyes,” “Helplessly Hoping” and “Wooden Ships.” Those tracks wind up on the first Crosby Stills & Nash album and the original demos become part of “Just Roll Tape,” a collection of Stills demos unearthed years later and released in July of 2007.

1968 – Traffic make their U.S. debut at the Fillmore East.

1978 – Ringo Starr’s TV special, “Ringo,” a musical version of “The Prince and the Pauper” airs on American television. Ringo played both characters and George Harrison provides the narration.

1994 – The Allman Brothers Band release the album “Where It All Begins.”