Let’s usher in 1958 with Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians!:
Look, it’s Johnny Carson, ringing in 1966!:
Is it 1970 already? Why, yes, it is! Although there’s no sound:
Aw, hell, let’s just drop the ball every year from 1978 through 2010:
You still couldn’t get me to be in Times Square on New Year’s for any amount of money (although offers will happily be considered). But, hey, it’s tradition.