Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1964 – The Rolling Stones make an appearance on “Hollywood Palace,” a television show hosted by Dean Martin, who makes some jokes at the Stones’ expense. After a trampolinist’s act, Dean quips, “that’s the father of The Rolling Stones; he’s been trying to kill himself ever since.”

1970 – With their “Let It Be” album at #1, the Beatles have their last #1 U.S. single with “The Long and Winding Road.”

1970 – The Moody Blues hit #21 in the U.S. with “Question.”

1970 – Christine McVie releases a solo album and then announces her retirement from music. Of course, she doesn’t stay retired; within a year she joins her husband John in Fleetwood Mac.

1975 – John Lennon makes his final TV appearance to sing “Imagine.” He retires soon after to become a house-husband and raise his son, Sean.

1983 – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble release their debut album, “Texas Flood.”