Almanac: January 7, 2016
- 1930 - Jack Greene (d. 2013)
- 1936 - Eldee Young (Young-Holt Unlimited) (d. 2007)
- 1938 - Paul Revere (& the Raiders) (d. 2014)
- 1941 - Robert Hicks (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) (75)
- 1941 - James West (Kathy Young & the Innocents) (75)
- 1943 - Leona Williams (born Leona Helton) (73)
- 1944 - Mike McGear (born Mike McCartney, brother of Paul) (72)
- 1945 - Dave Cousins (Strawbs) (71)
- 1946 - Jann Wenner (publisher of Rolling Stone) (70)
- 1946 - Andy Brown (Fortunes) (70)
- 1948 - Kenny Loggins (68)
- 1949 - Marshall Chapman (67)
- 1953 - Earl Lindo (Wailers) (66)
- 1959 - Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) (57)
- 1959 - David Lee Murphy (57)
- 1974 - John Rich (42)
- 1964 - Cyril Davies - Endocarditis (possible leukemia) (31)
- 1980 - Carl White (Rivingtons)
- 1980 - Larry Williams - Suicide (possible murder) (44)
- 1998 - Owen Bradley (82)
- 2001 - James Carr - Lung cancer (58)
- 2002 - Jon Lee (Feeder) - Suicide (33)
- 1933 - The Wheeling Jamboree was first broacast on radio station WWVA.
- 1950 - Hank Snow and Tennessee Ernie Form made their Grand Ole Opry debuts.
- 1953 - Apollo Records filed a $10,000 suit against the Royals, saying they were impersonating their group the Five Royals.
- 1953 - Marty Robbins debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1956 - Johnny Cash started regular appearances on the Louisiana Hayride.
- 1963 - Gary U.S. Bonds sued Chubby Checker alleging that his Dancin' Party sounded too much like Quarter to Three.
- 1964 - Long John Baldry formed the Hoochie Coochie Men.
- 1967 - Charley Pride made his first appearance and the first for any African-American solo singer at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1970 - Max Yasgur, owner of the farm where Woodstock was held, was sued for $35,000 for property damage by surrounding farmers.
- 1974 - Aerosmith opened their Get Your Wings Tour in Detroit, MI.
- 1976 - Record executive Kenneth Moss receives an 120 day prison sentenced for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh.
- 1980 - Hugh Cornwall of the Stranglers was sentenced to three months in prison for possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.
- 1981 - The Police opened their North American tour in Montreal.
- 1994 - Nirvana played their last U.S. show in hometown Seattle.
- 2003 - The Beatles Book Monthly shut down after forty years.
- 2004 - Ozzy Osbourne canceled his U.K. tour to recover from an ATV accident.
- 2006 - Gary Glitter was officially charged with obscene acts with an 11 and a 12 year old girl in Viet Nam.
- 2003 - Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (renewed vows)
- 2006 - Pink and Carey Hart
- 2012 - Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum) and Chris Tyrrell
- 1985 - Janet Jackson and James DeBarge
- 1961 - Hello Walls - Faron Young
- 1994 - Definitely Maybe - Oasis (first day of recording on their debut album)
- 1971 - Paranoid - Black Sabbath (U.S. release)
- 1997 - Rosie O'Donnell Show (Syn) - Prince