Today In Rock: December 22

1939

Ma Rainey died in Columbus, GA.

1949

Maurice Gibb was born.

1949

Robin Gibb was born.

1959

Why (Frankie Avalon) was a hit.

1961

The Routers hit #19 with "Let's Go".

1962

The Tornadoes hit #1 with "Telstar".

1973

Todd Rundgren hits #5 with "Hello It's Me".

1973

"If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" tops the R&B chart for three weeks and reaches #9 on the pop chart.

1974

Angie Baby (Helen Reddy) was a hit.

1979

Foreigner hits #14 with "Head Games"

1988

MTV Europe announces Greece will be the 12th European country to make MTV available 24 hours a day.

1990

Jon Bon Jovi hits #12 with "Miracle".

1992

Bill Bellamny, a young comedian, is named the host of "MTV Jams," MTV's first ever R&B music series.