Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1962 – Ringo Starr makes his first appearance as a Beatle at a Cavern Club gig.

1962 – Peter, Paul & Mary’s “If I Had A Hammer” is released.

1966 – The Jefferson Airplane release their debut album, “Jefferson Airplane Takes Off.”

1969 – Joni Mitchell, who is slated to perform at Woodstock, is advised to honor a commitment to appear on Dick Cavett’s TV talk show. In lieu of appearing at that landmark event, she writes the anthemic tribute, “Woodstock.”

1973 – Jethro Tull score their second US No.1 album with “A Passion Play.”

1981 – The Moody Blues come together to record their ninth album, “Long Distance Voyager,” which eventually goes gold.

1997 – The Rolling Stones announce the plans for their upcoming “Bridges To Babylon” tour in grand style. The band rolls up to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York in a red ’55 Cadillac with Mick at the wheel.