Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1969 – The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” is released.

1973 – Clarence White of the Byrds is buried in California. A couple of days before, he had been hit by a suspected drunk driver outside a Palmdale, California nightclub. He was 29.

1979 – “Rust Never Sleeps,” by Neil Young, is released. It peaks at #8 and is certified platinum a year later.

1980 – Jackson Browne’s “Hold Out” enters the album chart.

1980 – The Rolling Stones “Emotional Rescue” LP enters the album chart. It eventually hits #1 for 7 weeks.

2002 – The Billy Joel stage musical, “Movin’ Out” premieres in Chicago as a pre-Broadway tryout.


Brian May (Queen) 1947

Bernie Leadon (Eagles) 1947

Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) 1948

Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 1952