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365 Music Milestones of 2014

Marisa Okano
Yahoo Music
December 28, 2013

365 Music Milestones of 2014

Marisa Okano
Yahoo Music
December 28, 2013

2014's on the brink and so is a wealth of exciting music milestones – each day of the new year, in fact! Bookmark this handy mega-calendar and allow the special events on these days to keep you entertained, help you reminisce, or keep tabs on your favorite artists' birthdates.

January

1st – 50th anniversary of BBC’s "Top of the Pops," featuring the Rolling Stones and the Beatles

2nd - 45 year anniversary of the Sex Pistols's Sid Vicious murder trial

3rd - 10th anniversary of Britney Spears's marriage to Jason Alexander

4th - 10th anniversary of Britney Spears's annulment of marriage to Jason Alexander

5th - Marilyn Manson turns 35 years old

6th - 50th anniversary of "Group Scene 1964," a notable 14-date UK tour featuring the Rolling Stones, the Ronettes, and the Cruisers

7th - Sarah Maria "Sally" Taylor, daughter of Carly Simon and James Taylor, turns 40 years old

8th - R. Kelly turns 45 years old

9th - Jimmy Page turns 70 years old

10th - 50th anniversary of first U.S. Beatles album, Introducing The Beatles

11th - 50 years ago, Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire becomes first Country album to hit No. 1 on the United States album chart

 12th - Zayn Malik of One Direction's 21st birthday

13th - 30 years ago, BBC Radio 1 bans Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax," calling it "obscene"

14th - Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes" album release

15th - "American Idol" premieres on Fox, 8 p.m.

16th - 30th anniversary of Paul and Linda McCartney's arrest for drug possession in Barbados

17th - 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones's first EP release, featuring "You Better Move On," "Poison Ivy," "Bye Bye Johnny," and "Money"

18th - 50th anniversary of the Beatles's "I Want To Hold Your Hand" U.S. singles chart debut

19th – Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers turns 75

20th – 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s appearance at the Wheaton Youth Center, noted for its surprisingly small turnout of a reported 55 fans

21st – 30th anniversary of singer Jackie Wilson’s death

22nd – 45 years ago, the Beatles begin recording "Get Back”

23rd – 20th anniversary of famed Rock For Choice benefit in Hollywood, featuring Rage Against the Machine and Eddie Vedder

24th- 35th anniversary of the Clash’s single debut of "I Fought The Law”

25th – 25 years ago, Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn

26th - 56th Annual Grammy Awards

27th- 20th anniversary of Oasis’s London live debut

28th- Of Mice and Men's "Restoring Force" album release

29th- Five years ago, Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” jumps 96 places to No. 1 on the Billboard charts

30th- 15 years ago, Britney Spears hits #1 with “…Baby One More Time”

31st- 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s famed appearance at New York’s Fillmore East

February

1st- Harry Styles turns 20 years old

2nd-10th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl mishap

3rd- 35 years ago, The Blues Brothers reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts for "Briefcase Full of Blues"

4th- Toni Braxton & Babyface’s Love, Marriage, and Divorce album release

5th- Bobby Brown turns 45 years old

7th- 35 years ago, the Clash begins its first American tour

 

8th- de Homem Cristo of Daft Punk turns 40

9th- 50th anniversary of the Beatles’s first appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show”

10th- 35 years ago, Rod Stewart's “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” rose to No. 1 on U.S. charts

11th- 50th anniversary of the Beatles’s live debut in the United States

12th- 20th anniversary of Celine Dion’s first No. 1 single, "The Power of Love”

13th- 45 years ago, Bob Dylan records "Lay Lady Lay"

14th- The Captain and Tennille’s 40th wedding anniversary

15th- 40 years ago, the Beatles achieve first No. 1 album, Meet The Beatles!

16th- Ice-T turns 55 years old

17th- 20th anniversary of blink-182’s debut album, Cheshire Cat

18th- Candice Glover’s Music Speaks album release

19th- 30th anniversary of the American Music Awards broadcast

20th- Justin Timberlake stops at Madison Square Garden for 20/20 Experience tour date

21st- 40 years ago, a then-unknown Billy Joel joins the Echoes

22nd- James Blunt turns 40

23rd- 15th anniversary of Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP release

24th- "The Voice” season premiere on NBC, 8-10 p.m.

25th- “The Voice” season premiere on NBC, 8-9 p.m.

26th- Corinne Bailey Rae turns 35

27th- 40 years ago, Cher files for divorce from Sonny Bono

28th- 30 years ago, Michael Jackson breaks Grammy records by winning seven trophies, including Album of the Year (Thriller), Record of the Year, and Best Rock Vocal Performance ("Beat It").

March

1st- Justin Bieber turns 20

2nd- 20th anniversary of Dusty Springfield’s death

3rd- Imogen Heap Sparks album release

4th- Lea Michele Louder album release

5th- Lorde touches down in Houston for her North American tour

6th- Mary Wilson of the Supremes turns 70

7th- Paramore's “PARAHOY!” cruise sets sail from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay

8th- Future Music Festival kicks off in Sydney, Australia, featuring Phoenix, deadmau5, Macklemore, and more

9th- 50 years ago, Beatles complete the filming of A Hard Day's Night

10th- 50th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” original recording

11th- South by Southwest 2014 – Day 1 in Austin, TX

12th- South by Southwest 2014 – Day 2 in Austin, TX

13th- South by Southwest 2014 – Day 3 in Austin, TX

14th- 30 years ago, Rainbow plays final show in Japan

15th- 15 years ago, Bono inducts Bruce Springsteen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

16th- Nancy Wilson of Heart turns 60

17th- 45 years ago, Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive" hits No. 1 on UK charts

18th- Adam Levine turns 35

19th- 40 years ago, Jefferson Airplane renames band as Jefferson Starship

20th- 45th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's marriage

21st- 20th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's Oscar win for “Streets of Philadelphia”

22nd- 30th anniversary of Queen's “I Want To Break Free” music video filming

23rd- 40 years ago, Cher's “Dark Lady” becomes a No. 1 single on U.S. chart

24th- 30 years ago, Lionel Richie’s “Hello” becomes a No. 1 single on U.S. chart

25th- Johnny Cash “Out Among The Stars” album release

26th – Diana Ross turns 70

27th- 30 years ago, Metallica makes their live debut in the UK

28th- Ultra Music Festival – Day 1 in Miami, FL

29th- Ultra Music Festival - Day 2 in Miami, FL

30th- Ultra Music Festival – Day 3 in Miami, FL

31st- 20th anniversary of Madonna’s famously offensive interview on "The Late Show With David Letterman"

April

1st- 30th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s death

2nd- 45 years ago, Bruce Springsteen's band Child makes live debut

3rd- 50 years ago, Bob Dylan achieves first No. 1 single in the U.K.

4th- Hugh Masekela turns 75

5th- 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death

6th- 10th anniversary of Modest Mouse's "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" album release

7th- 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs on CBS

8th- James Durbin's “Celebrate” album release

9th- 20 years ago, R. Kelly’s “Bump N Grind” hits No. 1 in the U.S.

10th- 15 years ago, TLC hits No. 1 on U.S. charts with “No Scrubs"

11th- Coachella – Weekend 1 / Day 1: Indio, CA

12th- Coachella – Weekend 1 / Day 2: Indio, CA

13th- Coachella – Weekend 1 / Day 3: Indio, CA

14th- 45 years ago, “The Ballad of John and Yoko” is recorded

15th- 45 years ago, Pink Floyd made famed Royal Festival Hall appearance in London

16th- 40th anniversary of Queen’s first North American concert

17th- Victoria Beckham turns 40

18th- Coachella – Weekend 2 / Day 1: Indio, CA

19th- Coachella – Weekend 2 / Day 2: Indio, CA

20th- Coachella – Weekend 2 / Day 2: Indio, CA

21st- Robert Smith of The Cure turns 55

22nd- 25 years ago, Madonna’s controversial “Like a Prayer” hits No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart

23rd- 25 years ago, Kylie Minogue makes her television debut

24th- 35 years ago, Ray Charles's “Georgia On My Mind” becomes state song of Georgia

25th- Stagecoach Music Festival – Day 1: Indio, CA

26th- Stagecoach Music Festival – Day 2: Indio, CA

27th- Stagecoach Music Festival – Day 3: Indio, CA

28th- Kelis's "FOOD" album release

29th- Duke Ellington's 115th birthday

30th- Baauer (“Harlem Shake”) turns 25

May

1st- 45 years ago, Bob Dylan appears on “The Johnny Cash Show”

2nd- Bing Crosby's 110th birthday

3rd- Pete Seeger turns 95

4th- Randy Travis turns 55

5th- Chris Brown turns 25

6th- 10 years ago, an auction at Christie's in London becomes the most profitable pop music auction in history, with over 780,000 dollars of Beatles memorabilia sold

7th- 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label launch

8th- 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's “Legend”

9th- 45th anniversary of George Harrison's “Electronic Sounds”

10th- 20th anniversary of Weezer's “The Blue Album”

11th- 50 years ago, the Rolling Stones are famously denied lunchtime service for dressing improperly at London's Grand Hotel

12th- 50 years ago, the Beach Boys achieve first No. 1 album, “Beach Boys Concert”

13th- 45 years ago, Led Zeppelin becomes first British rock group to appear in Hawaii

14th- Olly Murs turns 30

15th- 45th anniversary of John Lennon's “Life With The Lions”

16th- 50 years ago, Mary Wells's “My Guy” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

17th- 50 years ago, Bob Dylan performs live for the first time in the UK

18th- Billboard Awards air on ABC

19th- 30 years ago, Bob Marley and the Wailers' “Legend” hits No. 1 on UK charts

20th- Joe Cocker turns 70

21st- 20 years ago, All 4 One's “I Swear” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

22nd- Morrissey turns 55

23rd- Mysteryland USA Festival – Day 1: Bethel, NY

24th- Mysteryland USA Festival – Day 2: Bethel, NY

25th- Mysteryland USA Festival – Day 3: Bethel, NY

26th- Lenny Kravitz turns 50

27th- 20th anniversary of the Eagles' fondly remembered show in Burbank, Calif., reuniting them after 14 years

28th- Gladys Knight turns 70

29th- 45th anniversary of Crosby, Stills and Nash's self-titled debut album release

30th- Cee Lo Green turns 30

31st- 45 years ago, Jimi Hendrix appears on the cover of Rolling Stone

June

1st- Alanis Morrissette turns 40

2nd- 35 years ago, Donna Summer's “Hot Stuff” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

3rd- Kerry King of Slayer turns 50

4th- 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's “Born in the U.S.A.”

5th- Pete Wentz turns 35

6th- 45 years ago, Def Leppard is discovered at Crookes Workingman’s Club in England

7th- 10th anniversary of the Killers' "Hot Fuss"

8th- 10th anniversary of My Chemical Romance's "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge"

9th- 30 years ago, Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

10th- 10th anniversary of Ray Charles's death

11th- Frank Beard of ZZ Top turns 65

12th- 25th anniversary of the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum at Graceland

13th- 45 years ago, the Rolling Stones introduce former guitarist Mick Taylor

14th- Playboy Jazz Festival – Day 1: Los Angeles

15th- Playboy Jazz Festival – Day 2: Los Angeles

16th- Playboy Jazz Festival – Day 3: Los Angeles

17th- 25 years ago, New Kids on the Block's “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” hits #1 on U.S. singles chart

18th- 50 years ago, the Beatles appear at Sydney’s Sydney Stadium for Paul McCartney’s famed 22nd birthday performance

19th- 40 years ago, Mick Jones’s early band the Delinquents makes first live appearance

20th- Electric Daisy Carnival – Day 1: Las Vegas

21st- Electric Daisy Carnival – Day 2: Las Vegas

22nd- Electric Daisy Carnival – Day 3: Las Vegas

23rd- 30 years ago, Duran Duran’s "The Reflex” hits No. 1 on U.S. singles chart

24th- Jeff Beck turns 70

25th- 30th anniversary of Prince’s "Purple Rain”

26th- Ariana Grande turns 21

27th- 10 years ago, the Beastie Boys’ "To The 5 Boroughs” hits No. 1 on U.S. albums chart

28th- 45 years ago, Henry Mancini’s "Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet” hits No. 1 on U.S. singles chart

29th- BET Awards airs

30th- Fantasia Barrino turns 30

July

1st- 25 years ago, Milli Vanilli’s "Baby Don’t Forget My Number” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

2nd- 45 years ago, Paul McCartney records "Her Majesty” at Abbey Road

3rd- 45th anniversary of U.S. Newport Jazz Festival featuring James Brown, Led Zeppelin, Sly and the Family Stone, Jeff Beck, and more

4th- Sasquatch! Festival – Day 1: Seattle

5th- Sasquatch! Festival – Day 2: Seattle

6th- Sasquatch! Festival – Day 3: Seattle

7th- 30 years ago, Prince’s "When Doves Cry” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

8th- Jaden Smith turns 16

9th- 40th anniversary of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s reunion concert tour kickoff in Seattle

10th- 50 years ago, the Beatles’ "A Hard Day’s Night” motion picture premieres in Liverpool

11th- Lil Kim turns 40

12th- 60 years ago, Elvis Presley signs his first recording contract

13th- 15 years ago, Paul McCartney showcases his own artwork in Germany

14th- 50 years ago, The Rolling Stones’ "It’s All Over Now” hits No. 1 on U.K. singles chart

15th- 25 years ago, Simply Red’s reprisal of "If You Don’t Know Me By Now” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

16th- 45 years ago, the Beatles begin to record "Here Comes The Sun” and "Something”

17th- 55th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s death

18th- Ricky Scaggs turns 60

19th- 40th anniversary of famed Ozark Music Festival featuring the Eagles, Aerosmith, and Lynyrd Skynyrd

20th- Chris Cornell turns 50

21st- 45 years ago, the Beatles begin recording "Come Together”

22nd- 25 years ago, Prince’s "Batman” soundtrack album hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

23rd- 50 years ago, the Beatles' "A Hard Day’s Night” hits No. 1 on UK charts

24th- 50 years ago, a riot famously breaks out at a Rolling Stones show in Blackpool, Lancashire after Keith Richards attempts to kick a heckler

25th- 10years ago, Jimmy Buffett achieves first No. 1 album with "License to Chill”

26th- 40 years ago, artists graffiti London walls in promotion of the Rolling Stones’ single "It’s Only Rock 'n' Roll”

27th- 35th anniversary of Blondie’s appearance at Memphis’s famed Orpheum Theatre

28th- 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first press interview

29th- 40th anniversary of the death of Cass Elliott, from the Mamas and the Papas

30th- 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s famed performance at the Troubador in Los Angeles

31st- 15 years ago, Christina Aguilera's "Genie In A Bottle" hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

August

1st- Lollapalooza – Day 1: Chicago

2nd- Lollapalooza – Day 2: Chicago

3rd- Lollapalooza – Day 3: Chicago

4th- 30 years ago, Prince’s "Purple Rain” hits No. 1 on U.S. album charts

5th- 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s homecoming date of his "Born In The U.S.A. tour” at New Jersey’s Meadowlands

6th- 10th anniversary of Rick James’s death

7th- 60 years ago, Johnny Cash marries first wife Vivian Liberto

8th- 45 years ago, the Beatles’ famed "Abbey Road” photo session takes place for the album’s cover

9th- 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ famed New Elizabeth Ballroom appearance in Manchester, England

10th- 50 years ago, the Beatles re-release "Do You Want To Know a Secret,” "Please Please Me,” "Love Me Do” and "Twist and Shout” for American audiences

11th- 15 years ago, KISS receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

12th- Pat Metheny turns 60

13th- 50 years ago, the Supremes record "Baby Love"

14th- Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters turns 40

15th- Joe Jonas turns 25

16th- 45 years ago, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young deliver famed performance at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago featuring Joni Mitchell

17th- 45 years ago, the first Woodstock festival ends in Bethel, NY

18th- 30 years ago, George Michael's "Careless Whisper” hits No. 1 on U.K. charts

19th- 15 years ago, Lauryn Hill wins New Artist of the Year at The Source Hip Hop Music Awards in Los Angeles

20th- Jamie Cullum turns 35

21st- Kelis turns 35

22nd- 50 years ago, the Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

23rd- 50th anniversary of the Beatles' famed Hollywood Bowl appearance

24th- MTV Video Music Awards

25th- Gene Simmons turns 65

26th- Adrian Young of No Doubt turns 45

27th- Sarah Neufeld of the Arcade Fire turns 35

28th- Jack Black of Tenacious D turns 45

29th- 50th anniversary of Roy Orbison’s "Pretty Woman”

30th- 45th anniversary of the famed three-day Texas Pop Festival, featuring notable performances from Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, and BB King

31st- 45th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man”

September

1st- 35th anniversary of U2’s first record, "U2-3”

2nd- 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic Convention Hall performance in Philadelphia

3rd- Five years ago, Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world tour emerges as music’s highest grossing solo artist tour in history

4th- 35th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s three-night run at Madison Square Garden in New York City

5th- 50 years ago, the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

6th- Nina Persson of the Cardigans turns 40

7th- 40 years ago the 101ers, featuring Joe Strummer of the Clash, make live debut

8th- Pink turns 35

9th- 30 years ago, New Kids on the Block’s "Hangin’ Tough” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

10th- 50th anniversary of Rod Stewart’s first single recording, "Good Morning Little School Girl”

11th- Five years ago, Jay-Z holds 9/11 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City

12th- Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland turns 40

13th- 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s "Ready to Die”

14th- 10th anniversary of Arcade Fire’s "Funeral”

15th- 10th anniversary of Johnny Ramone’s death

16th- Flo Rida turns 35

17th- 45 years ago, Paul McCartney is mistakenly reported dead by The Atlantic

18th- 10 years ago, Britney Spears marries Kevin Federline

19th- Trisha Yearwood turns 50

20th- 10th anniversary of Green Day’s "American Idiot”

21st- Jason DeRulo turns 25

22nd- 45th anniversary of the first telecast of "The Music Scene,” featuring acts such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Janis Joplin

23rd- Bruce Springsteen turns 65

24th- Culture Club’s "Karma Chameleon” hits No. 1 on U.K. charts

25th- 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s "Rhythm Nation 1814”

26th- 45th anniversary of the Beatles' "Abbey Road”

27th- Avril Lavigne turns 30

28th- Fifthanniversary of Adam Goldstein’s (DJ AM) death

29th- 55th anniversary of Barry Goldstein’s first release on Motown Records

30th- Trey Anastasio of Phish turns 50

October

1st- 10th anniversary of the opening of Melbourne, AU’s "AC/DC" lane in commemoration of the band

2nd- Rob Thomas’s 15th wedding anniversary to model Marisol Maldonado, who appears in Matchbox 20’s video for “Smooth”

3rd- Austin City Limits – Day 1: Austin, TX

4th- Austin City Limits – Day 2: Austin, TX

5th- Austin City Limits – Day 3: Austin, TX

6th- 45th anniversary of the Beatles' "Something” single release, the first single written by George Harrison

7th- Simon Cowell turns 55

8th- 50 years ago, The Beatles begin recording “She’s A Woman” at Abbey Road studios

9th- Scotty McCreery turns 21

10th- Mya turns 35

11th- 5 years ago, Barbra Streisand’s album “Love is the Answer” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts, her ninth No. 1 album

12th- Martie McGuire of the Dixie Chicks turns 45

13th- 30 years ago, Stevie Wonder’s "I Just Called To Say I Love You” hits No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart

14th- Natalie Maines turns 40

15th- 40th anniversary of Abba’s first North American concert

16th- Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips turns 45

17th- Wyclef Jean turns 45

18th- 45 years ago, the Temptations' Can’t Get Next To You” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

19th- George McCrae, singer of '70s hit “Rock Your Baby” turns 70

20th- 35 years ago, the Eagles' "The Long Run” hits No. 1 on U.S. album charts

21st- 10 years ago, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash” is re-recorded

22nd- 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s “Led Zeppelin II”

23rd- Weird Al Yankovic turns 45

24th- Patti Labelle turns 44

25th- Katy Perry turns 30

26th- 10th anniversary of Apple’s special edition U2 iPod release

27th- Kelly Osbourne turns 30

28th- Ben Harper turns 45

29th- Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend turns 30

30th- Grace Slick turns 75

31st- 25th anniversary of MTV Unplugged’s first recording, featuring the British band Squeeze

November

1st- David Foster turns 49

2nd- Nelly turns 40

3rd- 35 years ago, the Eagles' "The Long Run” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

4th- Diddy turns 45

5th- Bryan Adams turns 55

6th- Adolph Sax, inventor of the saxophone, would celebrate 120th birthday!

7th- 10 years ago, Eminem’s "Just Lose It” hits #1 on UK charts

8th- Bonnie Raitt turns 65

9th- Sandra Denton (Pepa) of Salt-n-Pepa turns 45

10th- Chaka Khan’s "I Feel For You” hits No. 1 on UK charts

11th- 10 years ago, the UK's first music Hall of Fame held its first ceremony, inducting the Rolling Stones and Queen

12th- Omarion turns 30

13th- 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' "Little Red Rooster” single release

14th- 10 years ago, U2’s "Vertigo” hits No. 1 on UK singles charts

15th- 20th anniversary of TLC's "CrazySexyCool”

16th- Diana Krall turns 50

17th- 45 years ago, the Commodores’ "Still” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

18th- 40th anniversary of Genesis’s "The Lamb Dies Down on Broadway”

19th- 50 years ago, the Supremes become first girl group to have a No. 1 single in the UK

20th- 35 years ago, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer’s "No More Tears, Enough Is Enough” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

21st- 10 years ago, Eminem’s "Encore” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

22nd- 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s "Vitalogy” album release

23rd- 40th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' "It’s Only Rock n’ Roll”

24th- 50th anniversary of the Who’s famed appearance at London’s Marquee Club

25th- 40th anniversary of Nick Drake’s death

26th- Tina Turner turns 75

27th- 45 years ago, the Rolling Stones play the first of five famed dates at New York's Madison Square Garden for their North American tour

28th- Trey Songz turns 30

29th- Rapper The Game turns 35

30th- Dick Clark’s 85th birthday

December

1st- Billy Paul, singer of "Me and Mrs. Jones,” turns 80

2nd- 35 years ago, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand’s "You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

3rd- Daniel Bedingfield turns 35

4th- Jay-Z turns 45

5th- 10 years ago, U2’s "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb” hits No. 1 on UK charts

6th- 20th anniversary of the Beatles’ "Live At The BBC”

7th- Tom Waits turns 65

8th- Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs turns 40

9th- 25 years ago, Billy Joel’s "We Didn’t Start The Fire” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

10th- Meg White turns 40

11th- 50th anniversary of Sam Cooke’s death

12th- 50 years ago, Bobby Vinton’s "Mr. Lonely” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

13th- Taylor Swift turns 25

14th- 45th anniversary of the Jackson Five’s first television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show”

15th- 35 years ago, Pink Floyd’s "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” hits No. 1 on UK charts

16th- 40 years ago, guitarist Mick Taylor announces his departure from the Rolling Stones

17th- 10 years ago, Lisa Marie Presley sells Graceland to businessman Robert Sillerman

18th- 15 years ago, the Spice Girls wax figures are unveiled at London’s Madame Tussaud’s

19th- 45th anniversary of "The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record”

20th- 45 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ "Let It Bleed” hits No. 1 on UK album chart

21st- 45th anniversary of the Supremes’ last television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show”

22nd- 30 years ago, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

23rd- Eddie Vedder turns 50

24th- 20 years ago, Pearl Jam’s "Vitalogy” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts

25th- 60 years ago, Bing Crosby’s "White Christmas” has officially placed on Billboard’s pop chart 11 times

26th- 45 years ago, Pink Floyd’s "The Wall” hits No. 1 on U.S. chart

27th- 45 years ago, Miles Davis appears on cover of Rolling Stone

28th- Akon turns 35

29th- 30 years ago, Madonna’s "Like A Virgin" hits No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart

30th- 45 years ago, Peter Tork announces his departure from the Monkees

31st- 15 years ago the Manic Street Preachers play for a crowd of 57,000, the show setting a Guinness World Record for the largest indoor crowd ever congregated in Europe