From the Beatles to a star of The Bill, and music celebrities galore. We’ve seen them all.
But how many do you remember watching?
Have a browse through our 19 reminders.
5. It's Jimmy!
Jimmy Osmond was starring in the musical Chicago at the Empire. Would you believe it was 10 years ago!
6. We love them yeah yeah yeah
The Beatles were pictured at the Sunderland Empire in 1963.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
7. 'BRIAN CLOUGH' PLAYED BY ACTOR COLIN TARRENT OF THE BILL, GIVES PUPILS FROM HETTON SCHOOL A PIECE OF HIS MIND IN THE DRESSING ROOMS AT HE STADIUM OF LIGHT ON FRIDAY. COLIN WAS IN SUNDERLAND ON FRDAY TO PROMOTE THE PLAY 'OLD BIG EAD IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MAN' WHICH IS BEING PERFORMED AT THE SUNDERLAND EMPIRE NEXT MONTH.
You might recognise him from the Bill but here's actor Colin Tarrent playing Brian Clough in the dressing rooms of the Stadium of Light in 2006. He's pictured with pupils of Hetton School. Remember this?
8. Joe Loss
The visit of the Joe Loss Band became one of Sunderland Carnival's biggest crow pullers. Here is Joe himself in August 1979.