1974: After a two year battle with heroin, Eric Clapton was back in a big way. His version of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff" hit the top of the Billboard chart, rejuvenating his career.
1985: "We Are The World" wins Best Group Video and the Viewer's Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer" video is graced with four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner wins Best Female Video for "What's Love Got To Do With It".
1964: Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" enters Billboard's Hot 100, where it will reach number one just five weeks later.
1982: John "Cougar" Mellencamp becomes the only male artist to have two singles in the US Top Ten as well as the number one album. "Jack and Diane" was number 4, while "Hurts So Good" sat at number 8. The LP "American Fool" stayed on top for nine weeks, eventually reaching multi-Platinum status.
1977: David Bowie accepts Bing Crosby's invitation to appear as a special guest on Bing's annual Christmas television special. Bowie and Bing sing duets on "Little Drummer Boy" and "Peace on Earth". The songs are recorded for Crosby's album "Merrie Olde Christmas".