2004 - Princess Anne made Eric Clapton a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace.
1992 - Grateful Dead tell stunned fans that they will not play their traditional New Year's Eve concert in San Francisco.
1992 - "Keep The Faith" by Bon Jovi was released. It was their first album in 5 years.
1991 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead and Journey played a concert for a crowd estimated at 300,000 honoring promoter Bill Graham.
1979 - The Eagles' LP The Long Run hits #1.
1977 - Elton John announces his retirement at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Behind the scenes he's been struggling with addiction and trying to handle the stresses of stardom. He resumed touring on February 3, 1979 in Sweden.
1967 - The Beatles complete filming on their ill-fated movie Magical Mystery Tour.
1967 - Pink Floyd make their US debut at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
1964 - Mayor Ralph Locker of Cleveland, Ohio, bans The Rolling Stones from playing the city ever again after a teenager falls from a balcony during the group's concert. Locker is quoted as commenting, "Such groups do not add to the community's culture or entertainment."