Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1965 – The Hollies open their first tour of the U.S. at the Brooklyn Paramount Theater in New York.

1966 – Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” is released.

1990 – Over 72,000 people gather at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring Nelson Mandela, who was recently released from prison. Performers included Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt.

1993 – Paul McCartney headlines a concert at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate Earth Day. He had last performed there as a member of the Beatles in 1965. Other performers at the concert include Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley.

1998 – “Rumours,” by Fleetwood Mac, is certified by the RIAA for sales of 18 million copies.