Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1967 – The Beatles premiere the song “All You Need Is Love” to 400 million people on a worldwide TV show.

1969 – Mick Taylor makes his first concert appearance with The Rolling Stones. He had replaced Brian Jones as the band’s lead guitarist.

1982 – The Rolling Stones make their first British concert appearance in six years. It’s the first of two dates at London’s Wembley Stadium where 140,000 show up to hear them play.

1992 – It’s been 25 years since he left high school, but Billy Joel finally gets his diploma. In 1967, the “Piano Man” had overslept and missed his English and Gym finals.

1998 – Joining forces as the Other Ones, three surviving members of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, along with Bruce Hornsby and four other musicians kick off the “Furthur Festival” tour in Atlanta, Georgia.


Carly Simon 1945

Ian McDonald (King Crimson) 1946