Happy Birthday Andy Summers!
Musicians Born On December 31
1930 Odetta (US folk/blues singer)
1942 Andy Summers (Police)
1943 John Denver (Sunshine On My Shoulder)
1943 Pete Quaife (Kinks)
1946 Patti Smith (Because the Night)
1947 Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
1948 Donna Summer (I Feel Love)
1951 Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith)
1952 George Thorogood
1961 Scott Taylor (Then Jericho)
Happy Birthday Patti Smith!
Deaths On December 31
1967 Bert Berns (writer of 'Twist and Shout', 'Brown-Eyed Girl')`
1985 Ricky Nelson, his fiancée, Helen Blair, and five members of Stone Canyon Band killed in Texas plane crash
Number 1 In The Charts On December 31
1966 Monkees: 'I'm a Believer' US 45
Various Music Events On Decemberr 31
1955 'Unchained Melody' named as 'Billboard' top tune of the year
1961 Appearing at Ritchie Valens' Memorial Concert at Long Beach, Beach Boys play their first show under that name. (Previously they had been known as Pendletones and Carl and the Passions)
1965 The Beatles single "I Feel Fine" and album, "Beatles '65" are certified gold in the US
1969 Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies play debut gig at Fillmore East, New York
1970 Paul McCartney files a writ in London High Court against 'The Beatles and Co.', seeking the legal dissolution of the partnership
1974 Mick Fleetwood phones Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham, inviting them to join Fleetwood Mac. 'He called us up sight unseen. We could've been the two heaviest jerks he'd ever seen', says Nicks
1976 Cars make their concert debut at Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire
1982 Max's Kansas City, famous New York rock club, closes
1984 Rick Allen, drummer with Def Leppard, suffers car accident which leads to the amputation of his left arm
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