<p> It&rsquo;s Christmas week! From the births of Jimmy Buffett and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder to the formation of Jethro Tull, the rock events don&rsquo;t stop for the holiday week of Dec. 19 through 25. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place Dec. 5 through 11.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Events</strong>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 1818 - &quot;Silent Night&quot; has its first performance at the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria.&nbsp;</p> <p> 1906 - Reginald A. Fessenden was the first person to successfully broadcast a music program over the radio. He did it from Brant Rock, Massachusetts.</p> <p> 1967 - Jethro Tull forms.</p> <p> <img alt="Jethro Tull" src="http://images.gibson.com/Lifestyle/2016/jethro-tull_600.jpg" /></p> <p> 1968 - Crosby, Stills and Nash plays their debut public show.</p> <p> 1968 - Singer Eric Burdon parts ways with the Animals. He embarks on a solo career.</p> <p> 1971 - Martha and the Vandellas call it quits.</p> <p> 1974 - Ron Woods becomes a member of the Rolling Stones.&nbsp;</p> <p> 1975 - Joe Walsh becomes a member of the Eagles.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Births</strong>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Maurice White (Earth, Wind &amp; Fire), December 19, 1941&nbsp;</p> <p> Doug Johnson (Loverboy), December 19, 1957&nbsp;</p> <p> Kevin Shepard (Tonic), December 19, 1968&nbsp;</p> <p> Agatha Nathalia Weston (Kim Weston), December 20, 1939&nbsp;</p> <p> Bobby Colomby (Blood, Sweat &amp; Tears), December 20, 1944&nbsp;</p> <p> Alan Parsons (The Alan Parsons Project), December 20, 1948&nbsp;</p> <p> Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), December 20, 1966&nbsp;</p> <p> Frank Zappa, December 21, 1940&nbsp;</p> <p> Carla Thomas, December 21, 1942&nbsp;</p> <p> Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys), December 21, 1946&nbsp;</p> <p> Brett Scallions (Fuel), December 21, 1971&nbsp;</p> <p> James Gurley (Big Brother &amp; the Holding Company), December 22, 1939&nbsp;</p> <p> Barry Jenkins (Nashville Teens, the Animals), December 22, 1944&nbsp;</p> <p> Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), December 22, 1946&nbsp;</p> <p> Maurice and Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees), December 22, 1949&nbsp;</p> <p> Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), December 23, 1940&nbsp;</p> <p> Johnny Contardo (Sha Na Na), December 23, 1951&nbsp;</p> <p> Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), December 23, 1956&nbsp;</p> <p> Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), December 23, 1964&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Pearl Jam" src="http://images.gibson.com/Lifestyle/2016/pearl-jam_alive_600.jpg" /></p> <p> Ian Fraser Kilmister (Lemmy of Motorhead), December 24, 1945&nbsp;</p> <p> Jan Akkerman (Focus), December 24, 1946&nbsp;</p> <p> Tony Martin, December 25, 1913&nbsp;</p> <p> O&#39;Kelly Isley (The Isley Brothers), December 25, 1937&nbsp;</p> <p> Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), December 25, 1945&nbsp;</p> <p> Jimmy Buffett, December 25, 1946&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="Jimmy Buffett" src="http://images.gibson.com/Lifestyle/2016/jimmy-buffett_600.jpg" /></p> <p> Robin Campbell (UB40), December 25, 1954&nbsp;</p> <p> Annie Lennox, December 25, 1954&nbsp;</p> <p> Shane McGowan (The Pogues), December 25, 1957&nbsp;</p> <p> Noel Hogan (The Cranberries), December 25, 1971&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Deaths</strong>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Michael Clarke (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), December 19, 1993</p> <p> James Gurley (Big Brother &amp; the Holding Company), December 20, 2009&nbsp;</p> <p> Bluesman Albert King, December 21, 1992&nbsp;</p> <p> Ma Rainey (&ldquo;The Mother of the Blues&rdquo;), December 22, 1939&nbsp;</p> <p> Dennes Boon (guitarist, vocalist for Minutemen), December 22, 1985&nbsp;</p> <p> Joe Strummer of The Clash, December 22, 2002&nbsp;</p> <p> Dave Dudley, December 22, 2003&nbsp;</p> <p> Joe Cocker, December 22, 2014&nbsp;</p> <p> Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic), December 23, 1992&nbsp;</p> <p> Dan Hamilton (Hamilton, Joe Frank &amp; Reynolds), December 23, 1994&nbsp;</p> <p> Bobby LaKind (The Doobie Brothers), December 24, 1992&nbsp;</p> <p> Nick Massi (The Four Seasons), December 24, 2001&nbsp;</p> <p> Dean Martin, December 25, 1995&nbsp;</p> <p> James Brown, December 25, 2006&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Releases</strong>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Beach Boys, <em>Barbara Ann</em>, 1965&nbsp;</p> <p> The Beatles, <em>The</em><em> Beatles&#39; 1968 Christmas Record</em>, 1968&nbsp;</p> <p> The Beatles, <em>The</em><em> Beatles&#39; Seventh Christmas Record: Happy Christmas 1969</em>, 1969&nbsp;</p> <p> George Harrison, <em>Ding Dong, Ding Dong</em>, 1974&nbsp;</p>