Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1960 – “The Kingston Trio Show,” a five minute show to be aired six days a week at various times, debuts on CBS Radio.

1965 – The Kinks and the Moody Blues make their U.S. concert debuts at the Academy of Music in New York.

1965 – The Rolling Stones score their first #1 on the American charts with “Satisfaction.”

1971 – Carole King hits #1 with “I Feel The Earth Move.”

1971 – Almost exactly a year to the day after the appearance of the “Gasoline Alley” album, Rod Stewart releases his self-produced masterpiece, “Every Picture Tells a Story.” It winds up topping the Billboard album chart for four weeks.

1982 – Steve Miller begins his first tour in three years in Lake Tahoe to support his current LP “Abracadabra.”

1991 – The Allman Brothers Band release “Shades of Two Worlds,” which includes acoustic bottleneck playing on the song “Come On In My Kitchen.”


Pete Bardens (Camel) 1945

Nick Drake 1948

Ann Wilson (Heart) 1950