Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1966 – The Beatles album, “Yesterday & Today” is released by Capitol in the controversial “butcher” sleeve, which depicts the Beatles smiling among decapitated baby dolls. The original photo quickly develops into a problem for Capitol, so it is pulled and replaced by a more conventional cover. The original album cover eventually becomes a highly-sought-after collector’s item.

1978 – Bob Dylan begins his first British tour in several years at London’s Wembley Empire Pool.

1992 – Bruce Springsteen starts his first tour in four years with a show in Stockholm, Sweden. The tour is in support of his “Human Touch” and “Lucky Town” LP’s and is the first time he has ever toured without the E Street Band.


Harry Nilsson 1941

Steve Walsh (Kansas) 1951