1962: The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool after a successful stint at the Star Club in Hamburg.
1963: The Beatles were on top in the U.K. with "From Me To You".
1972: Bruce Springsteen signed a recording contract with CBS Records.
1979: Breakfast in America locked down the #1 spot on the album chart as Supertramp's breakthrough. 2 Hot! by Peaches & Herb held at #2 while Donna Summer's solid Bad Girls album was #3. The rest of the Top 10: Sister Sledge edged up to 4 with We Are Family, Rickie Lee Jones' impressive debut was at #5, the Doobie Brothers slipped to 6 with their former #1 album Minute By Minute, Van Halen II was at #7, Cheap Trick's live winner Cheap Trick At Budokan was #8, Bad Company was at 9 with Desolation Angels and the Bee Gees' finest studio album Spirits Having Flown reached the Top 10.
1984: "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper reached #1 with Deniece Williams falling to #2 with "Let's Hear It For the Boy" form the great Soundtrack to "Footloose". Steve Perry edged up to 3 with his first solo hit "Oh Sherrie". The rest of the Top 10: "The Reflex" from Duran Duran, "Sister Christian" at 5 for Night Ranger, Huey Lewis & the News continuing to enjoy success with "The Heart of Rock & Roll", the former #1 "Hello" from Lionel Richie at #7, Irene Cara moving up to 8 with "Breakdance", Laura Branigan climbing to 9 with "Self Control" and the Pointer Sisters enjoying their 18th career hit with "Jump (For My Love)".
1988: Fleetwood Mac played at the Waldbuhne in Berlin, West Germany.
1990: "Do You Remember?" by Phil Collins maintained its spot at #1 for a second week on the Adult Contemporary chart.
1997: The Spice Girls began filming Spice World the Movie.
2001: The Eagles were in concert at Earl's Court in London, England.
2006: Robbie Williams was in concert in Dublin, Ireland.
2007: George Michael played the first of two shows at the new Wembley Stadium in London.
1929: Johnny Ace was born in Memphis, Tennessee; died playing Russian roulette on December 25, 1954.
1934: Jackie Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan; suffered a heart attack on stage in 1975 that put him in a coma; he died January 21, 1984.
1941: Jon Lord, elite Deep Purple keyboardist, was born in Leicester, England
1946: Stuart Edwards of Edison Lighthouse
1949: George Bunnell of Strawberry Alarm Clock
1950: Trevor Boulder, bassist of Uriah Heap, was born in Kingston upon Hull, England.
1951: Terry Uttley of Smokie ("If You Think You Know How To Love Me")
1954: Peter Byrne, lead singer of Naked Eyes and later Climie Fisher, was born in Bath, Somerset, England.
1967: Dean Felber, bassist of Hootie & the Blowfish, was born in Bethesda, Maryland.
1967: Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket
1970: Ed Simons, keyboard player for the Chemical Brothers, was born in London.
1971: Paul McGuigan, former bassist of Oasis, was born in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England.
1978: Matthew Bellamy, vocalist and guitarist for Muse, was born in Cambridge, England.