Undated -- On Jan. 26, 1934, the Apollo Theatre in Harlem presented its first live stage show, featuring Benny Carter and his Big Band.
In 1956, Buddy Holly made his first recordings for Decca Records. Two years later on this date, Holly and the Crickets appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1977, guitarist Peter Green, formerly of Fleetwood Mac, was committed to a mental hospital in England. He had fired a gun at a delivery boy who was bringing a royalty check to him.
In 1979, "The Dukes of Hazzard" made its debut on CBS.
In 1988, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened on Broadway.
In 1997, drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica married Skylar Satenstein.