Today In Music History: 12/30/16

We have some birthdays. Tyrese Gibson, of Fast and Furious fame, is 38. “Tiger” Woods, of golf fame, is 41,  Jeff Lynne, of ELO, is 69 and Mike Nesmith, of The Monkees is 74.

Speaking of The Monkees. On this day in 1968, using all the money he had – $160,000 – to buy himself out of his contract, Peter Tork became the first member of the Monkees to leave the group.

(Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

(Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

It was on this day in 1970 that Elvis Presley toured FBI headquarters in Washington DC. He requested and was given a permit to carry a gun in every state.

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(Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen opened for Brownsville Station and Sha-Na-Na on this day in 1972 at the Ohio Theater in Columbus, Ohio.

On this day in 1976 “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart was the #1 song.

The Beach Boys received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1980.

Let’s jump to early morning on this day in 1999. George Harrison was the victim of an intruder at his home in England and was stabbed in the chest several times with a six-inch knife. Harrison’s wife Olivia attacked the intruder with a poker and a bedroom lamp, then detained him until the police arrived. George was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and minor stab wounds. 

And finally, it was on this day in 2002 in Tucson, Arizona, singer Diana Ross was arrested for driving under the influence after being pulled over for driving erratically and found to have a blood alcohol level 2½ times the legal limit.

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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