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January 6th

1957Elvis Presley makes his last appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the variety program that helped launch him nationwide. He performs for over 20 minutes, singing “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Peace in the Valley,” “Too Much” and “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again.”

1975 – The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th.

1987Eric Clapton started what became an annual event by playing six shows at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2005 – Danny Sugerman, the former teenage Doors manager who wrote the classic biography No One Gets Out of Here Alive, dies from lung cancer in Los Angeles. He was 50, and survived by his wife, Oliver North’s secretary Fawn Hall!

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