1985 – The theme from the TV show “Miami Vice” climbs to the No. 1 spot in the Chart Toppers Hot 100. The theme is composed by Czechoslovakian artist Jan Hammer, who composed most of the original music for the television series. Hammer’s composition for the ’80s pop-culture television giant remains on top for one […]
1965 – On tonight’s Where the Action Is, Jan & Dean sing “Little Old Lady From Pasadena.”
1965 – The Beatles played the last of a 16 night run billed as ‘Another Beatles’ Christmas Show’ that had started on Jan 1st at The Hammersmith Odeon, London.
1964 – It’s the second day of filming of The T.A.M.I. Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The performances of the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Jan & Dean, the Supremes, Lesley Gore, and the […]
1955 – Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen (born January 26, 1955), is a Dutch guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Van Halen. Biography Childhood Van Halen was a son of saxophonist Jan Van Halen; his mother Eugenia was from Java, Indonesia. At the […]
1948 – Fleetwood Mac songwriter Lindsey Buckingham is born in Palo Alto, Calif. Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer, most notable for being a member of the musical group Fleetwood Mac. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released five solo albums and a live […]
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]
1946 – Jan Akkerman, guitarist with Dutch rockers Focus, is born in Amsterdam.
1943 – Jim Morrison of the Doors is born in Melbourne, Fla., the son of a U.S. Navy admiral. James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943—July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and film director. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors and is widely considered to […]