Today in Acoustic-Rock History

1961 – The Beatles begin their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where they’ll perform about 300 times in the next two years.

1964 – The Kinks open for the Beatles at the Gaumont Cinema in England.

1969 – Badfinger records the Paul McCartney composition, “Come And Get It.”

1987 – Billy Joel plays a concert in Leningrad. Audience members carry Joel out on their shoulders at the end.


Jim Capaldi (Traffic) 1942

Garth Hudson (The Band) 1943