In 1937 Bob Crosby and his Orchestra record "South Rampart Street Parade."
In 1940 "Only Forever" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the charts.
In 1950 "Harbor Lights" by Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye is #1 on the charts.
In 1951 "Cry" by Johnnie Ray enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1955 Johnny Cash debuts on the Country chart with "Cry Cry Cry."
In 1959 The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound Of Music" opens on Broadway with Mary Martin as Maria von Trapp.
In 1959 Mitch Miller's album "Sing Along With Mitch" is certified gold.
In 1959 "Mr. Blue" by the Fleetwoods is #1 and "Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darin is #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Deep Purple" by Nino Tempo & April Stevens is #1 on the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1964 Bobby Rydell is a guest panelist on TV's "To Tell The Truth."
In 1964 Jay and the Americans record "Let's Lock the Door."
In 1965 Joan Baez sings for Solidarity leader Lech Walesa in Poland.
In 1965 The first known rock concert "light show" takes place, devised by then Houston concert promoter Bill Ham.
In 1968 "Hooked On A Feeling" by B.J. Thomas and "Cloud Nine" by the Temptations both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1970 "Snowbird" by Anne Murray is certified gold. Murray becomes the first Canadian recording artist to receive a gold record.
In 1971 Led Zeppelin's debut album, released in early 1969, is certified gold.
In 1972 Roberta Flack performs on TV's "Flip Wilson Show."
In 1973 David Bowie hosts his first TV special with the Troggs and Marianne Faithful.
In 1974 "Boogie On Reggae Woman" by Stevie Wonder, "Only You" by Ringo Starr and "Mandy" by Barry Manilow all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" by John Lennon is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. Elton John played piano and organ on the track as well as providing backing vocals.
In 1978 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 Queen performs "Fat Bottom Girls" at Madison Square Garden with several anatomically correct women riding bicycles on stage.
In 1978 "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond is certified gold.
In 1979 Paul McCartney's single "Wonderful Christmas" is released.
In 1982 Steve Miller Band's album "Abracadabra" is certified platinum.
In 1984 Paul McCartney sees John Lennon's son Julian for the first time in ten years when they host NBC-TV's "Friday Night Videos." Paul spoke about how he wrote "Hey Jude" for Julian.
In 1985 U2 launches their own label, Mother Records.
In 1985 "Talk To Me" by Stevie Nicks enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "We Built This City" by Starship hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1986 Frank Sinatra leaves a Rancho Mirage, CA, hospital one week after undergoing surgery for diverticulitis.
In 1986 The surviving members of Bob Wills' Original Texas Playboys reunite for a farewell concert in Fort Worth, Texas.
In 1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries Lenny Kravitz.
In 1989 Michael Jackson drops in on the "Arsenio Hall Show" to present Eddie Murphy with MTV's Comedian of the Decade award.
In 1990 Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne perform the first of two acoustic shows to benefit the Christic Institute.
In 1991 "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" by Bryan Adams peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Queen's "Greatest Hits" album is certified gold.
In 1993 Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting release the single "All For Love."
In 1993 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' "Greatest Hits" album is released.
In 1993 The albums "Automatic For The People" by R.E.M. and "Bat Out OfHell II: Back Into Hell" by Meat Loaf are both certified multi-platinum.
In 1996 All tickets for Michael Jackson's January 3 show at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu sell out in under four hours.
In 1996 Lorrie Morgan weds singer/musician Jon Randall.
In 1996 "Anthology 3" by the Beatles debuts at #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1998 Jewel unveils her second album, "Spirit," with a cyber cast and interview on yahoo.com.
In 1998 The Beatles' album "Boxed Set Multi-selection" is released.
In 1999 Van Halen's tour manager announces that lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen had undergone hip-replacement surgery in Los Angeles.
In 1999 Will Smith's album "Willennium" and Celine Dion's album "All The Way...a Decade Of Song" are both released.
In 2000 Madonna and Eminem top the winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards at Stockholm's Globen venue.
In 2000 Kid Rock sideman Joe C. (Joseph Calleja) dies in his sleep at 26.
In 2000 English pianist Russ Conway, 75, dies after a long fight with cancer.