Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1975 – Paul McCartney & Wings’ ambitious world tour, the first such undertaking by a Beatle, kicks off in Britain. It runs for 13 months, ending in October 1976. “Wings Over America,” a three-record set released in December 1976, is culled from U.S. dates on the tour.

1978 – The Who’s final album with Keith Moon, “Who Are You” enters the LP charts.

1981 – Amnesty International’s “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” takes place. Sting plays his first solo set as does Phil Collins, performing acoustic versions of some of their best-known songs.

2003 – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994.