December 17th

1968 - The Who played their Xmas party at the Marquee Club, London. Also on the bill was a new group called Yes. Other acts appearing at the club this month included Joe Cocker, Free and Led Zeppelin.

1975 - Aerosmith and Blue Oyster Cult appeared at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

1987 - Robert Plant plays with his old group, the Band of Joy, in Folkestone, England. Plant performs Led Zeppelin numbers as a solo artist for the first time, including "Trampled Underfoot" and "Misty Mountain Hop."

1994 - A remixed version of The Four Seasons' "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" re-entered the US Hot 100, where it stayed for another 27 weeks, just as it did when it first charted in 1976. The combined run will establish a record for the longest total chart appearance in US chart history.