Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1967 – Folk singer Woody Guthrie dies of Huntington’s Chorea, a hereditary neurological disorder, in New York City. He was 52.

1967 – Al Stewart releases his debut, “Bedsitter Images.”

1970 – Rolling Stone reports that the Bob Dylan bootleg “Great White Wonder” has sold over 350,000 copies.

1973 – The Rolling Stones’ “Angie” is released.

1976 – 110,000 fans descend on Old Bridge, New Jersey for an 11-hour concert by Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Marshall Tucker Band.

1982 – The three-day “US Festival” gets under way in San Bernardino, California. Over 400,000 people show up to hear Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Dave Edmunds, Santana, Kinks, Eddie Money and Jerry Jeff Walker. It’s financed by Steve Wozniak, the founder of the Apple Computer Company.

1983 – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble’s “Texas Flood” LP enters the chart.

1994 – John Mellencamp and Me’Shell NdegeOcello’s remake of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night” peaks at #3 on the singles chart.

1994 – Crosby, Stills and Nash release the LP, “After The Storm.”