Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1970 – Mick Jagger makes his acting debut in the title role of “Ned Kelly” as the film opens in theatres.

1973 – One of the largest rock festivals of all time is held at the Watkins Glen raceway. More than 600,000 show up for one day of music with Grateful Dead, the Band and the Allman Brothers.

1976 – The Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle” goes gold, on its way to platinum.

1987 – The surviving Beatles sue Nike and Capitol Records over the use of “Revolution” in shoe commercials.

1999 – Pete Townshend plays at the Supper Club in New York to showcase his upcoming album, “Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit For Maryville Academy.” Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder joins Townshend on stage to perform a number of songs including an acoustic version of “Heart To Hang On To.”


Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) 1945

Jonathan Edwards 1947

Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs) 1954