Music History for
1697 - Composer Johann Joachim Quantz was born.
1861 - Composer Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler was born.
1956 - Jerry Lee Lewis played piano for Billy Lee Riley's recording of "Red Hot."
1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes."
Today in Elvis History
1968 - Bobby Goldsboro recorded "Honey."
1969 - The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be."
Today in Beatles History
1973 - KISS played their first show at Popcorn (The Coventry Club) in Queens, NY. The band performed 2 sets at the club that night for a crowd of under 10 people.
1974 - Bob Dylan made his first New York concert performance in eight years at Madison Square Garden.
1990 - Bob Dylan was named commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by the country's Culture Ministry.
1994 - Natalie Cole sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII.
1998 - Elton John received a knighthood in British Prime Minister Tony Blair's first New Year's Eve Honours List.
1998 - Magistrates in Derby, England, issued a warrant for the arrest of Mark Morrison for his failure to appear in court on charges of affray and obstructing a police officer.
2002 - The musical "Taboo" opened at London's Leicester Square. The musical follows the life of Boy George.
2002 - Marc-Andre Dalbavie's "Color" had its world premiere at Carnegie Hall.
2002 - Freddy Fender was released from a San Antonio, TX, hospital after having a kidney transplant the week before. Fender had been having problems related to diabetes and hepatitis C.
2007 - Brandy (Brandy Norwood) was sued for wrongful-death by the parents of a woman that was killed in a car crash involving Brandy on Decenber 30, 2006.