Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1966 – Decca Records releases the Rolling Stones’ “Aftermath” in Britain. The album features “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Under My Thumb,” “Lady Jane,” and other gems from their music arsenal. In two weeks, it will hit Number One for a nine-week stay at that position on the U.K. album chart. In the U.S., “Aftermath” will reach #2.

1966 – Buffalo Springfield make their stage debut as an opening act for The Byrds in San Bernadino, California. Buffalo Springfield’s Neil Young and Stephen Stills will eventually join with The Byrds’ David Crosby in CSNY.

1967 – Decca Records releases the Who’s “Happy Jack” in the U.S. The record peaks at #24 making it The Who’s first record to crack the Top 40.

1982 – Billy Joel is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Long Island, New York. He stays in the hospital for over a month, undergoing therapy on his injured hand.

1989 – “Nick of Time,” Bonnie Raitt’s first album for Capitol Records, enters the album chart.

1996 – The rest of Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A small portion had been scattered in the Ganges River in India 11 days earlier.


Allan Clarke (Hollies) 1942