January 27th

1968 - The Bee Gees play their first American gig at California's Anaheim Convention Center, making $50,000.

1971 - David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.

1984 - Madonna made her first appearance in the UK when she appeared on C4 TV music program The Tube performing 'Holiday'. The show was broadcast live from the Hacienda Club in Manchester.

1990 - In honor of one of its most famous sons, Gainesville, Fla., declares today Tom Petty Day.