Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1964 – The Rolling Stones meet two of their idols during a recording session as they run into bluesmen Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters at Chicago’s Chess studios.

1966 – The Beatles’ “Rain”, their first song to use the reversed-tape effect, is released.

1967 – In Woodstock, New York, Bob Dylan and The Band begin recording long un-released sessions that will become known as the infamous “Basement Tapes.”

1974 – The Who kick off a four day stint at Madison Square Garden. Tickets sell out in 60 hours — a full two months before the concerts.