2016 - David Bowie's Blackstar album hits #1 in America...his first #1 album in the States.
2014 - Bret Michaels introduced his new line of cologne: Roses & Thorns.
2011 - Vince Neil said that he was ready to serve his 15-day jail term for a driving under the influence conviction.
1998 - Elton John received a knighthood in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first New Year's Eve Honours List.
1973 - 1973 - KISS played their first show at Popcorn (The Coventry Club) in Queens, NY.
1971 - Neil Young performs "The Needle and the Damage Done" at UCLA's Royce Hall.
1969 - The Beatles stage their famous rooftop concert on the roof of Apple Records in London.
- 1951 - Phil Collins is born in Chiswick, London, England.
- 1947 - Steve Marriott (frontman of The Small Faces, Humble Pie) is born in Manor Park, London, England.
- 1942 - Marty Balin (vocalist for Jefferson Airplane/Starship) is born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio.