Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1964 – The Beatles first U.S. tour opens at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

1967 – The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” hits #1 the pop charts.

1973 – Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson are married in Malibu, California.

1997 – Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released. The disc was taken from two shows that were recorded live at a Warner Brothers soundstage a few months earlier.

2003 – Sting is named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard’s highest honor for creative achievement. The award is presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.


Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) 1939