Thursday, December 30, 2010

December 30 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Mike & Davy!

Mike Nesmith, The Monkees

Davy Jones, The Monkees

Musicians Born On December 30

1928 Bo Diddley (Elias Bates McDaniel)
1931 Skeeter Davis (The End of the World)
1939 Del Shannon (Runaway)
1942 Mike Nesmith (Monkees)
1945 Davy Jones (Monkees)
1945 Andy Williams (Can't Help Falling in Love)
1947 Jeff Lynne (ELO)
1959 Tracey Ullman (Singer/comedienne)

Happy Birthday Jeff Lynne!

Jeff Lynne, ELO

Number 1 In The Charts On December 30

1967 Beatles: 'Hello Goodbye' US 45

Various Music Events On December 30

1960 Miracles hit US chart with 'Shop Around'

1962 Brenda Lee's dog dies in the fire that destroys her Nashville Home

1967 Traffic's Mr. Fantasy' hits UK LP chart

1972 Stevie Wonder's 'Talking Book' hits US LP chart

1973 Mahavishnu Orchestra play their final gig at Detroit's Masonic Auditorium

1976 Abba's "Greatest Hits" album goes gold.

1978 XTC play their first US gig, in Philadelphia

1979 Emerson, Lake & Palmer announce their break-up.

1981 The J.Geils Band album"Freeze-Frame" goes gold

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