Music History for

January 3


1940 - The "Southland Shuffle" was recorded on Bluebird Records by Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra. Billy May was featured as a trumpet player.

1957 - Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walkin'."

1960 - Bobby Darin, Della Reese and Connie Francis performed together on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1964 - The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the "Jack Paar Show." It was a performance of the song "She Loves You."
Today in Beatles History

1967 - Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. He said he was a conscientious objector.

1970 - "I Me Mine" was recorded by the Beatles. It was the last song that the band would record together.
Today in Beatles History

1970 - Davy Jones announced he was leaving the Monkees.

1985 - Leonie Rysanek gave her final performance of "Aida."

1996 - Madonna testified in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins. He had been accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.

1998 - Swedish police arrested a total of 314 people following a neo-Nazi concert near Stockholm. Crowd members allegedly gave Hitler salutes, classified as a "hate crime" under Swedish law, during a performance by U.S. group Max Resist.