January 8th

1966 - ABC broadcasts the last ever episode of pop music program Shindig! The Kinks and The Who see off the twice-weekly show in explosive fashion.

1979 - Canadian rock band Rush were named the country's official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.

1993 - A 29-cent U.S. postage stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley is issued at a post office near the King's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The U.S. Postal Service held a vote in 1992 in which fans chose the '50s Elvis 851,200 to 277,723 over an older Elvis.

2004 - The estate of George Harrison started a $10 million legal action against Dr Gilbert Lederman of Staten Island University Hospital, claiming the doctor coerced Harrison to sign souvenirs. The main allegations of the legal action was that Dr Lederman got an extremely sick Harrison to sign his son’s guitar and autographs for his two daughters.

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