The Rolling Stones performed “Paint It, Black,” on this day in 1966 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
On this day in 1971, the animated TV series “The Jackson Five” debuted on ABC.
Let’ roll to this day in 1977, when David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. When it was finally released as a single, it became a perennial holiday favorite.
Chicago started a two week run at No.1 on this day in 1982 with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” It was their 2nd #1 in the U.S. Their first was “If You Leave Me Now” and their third and last was “Look Away.”
Peter Gabriel was the big winner, on this day in 1987, at the MTV Video Music Awards, winning best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for “Sledgehammer.”
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