Birthdays

1942 Andy Summers, guitarist, The Police

1947 Burton Cummings, keyboardist, The Guess Who

1951 Tom Hamilton, bassist, Aerosmith

1951 – Fermin Goytisolo, percussionist, KC & the Sunshine Band

1959 – Paul Westerberg, guitarist, The Replacements

1961 Scott Taylor, guitarist, Then Jerico

1963 Scott Ian, guitarist, Anthrax

1970 Danny McNamara, lead singer, Embrace

1972 – Joey McIntyre, singer, New Kids On The Block

1977 – PSY, South Korean singer/rapper

1979 – Bob Bryar, drummer, My Chemical Romance

1986 – Ellie Goulding, singer/songwriter

1988 – Leon Jackson, Scottish singer

Died on this day

1985 – Ricky Nelson, singer/songwriter and actor (born 1940)

2002 – Kevin MacMichael, guitarist, Cutting Crew (born 1951)

2015 – Natalie Cole, singer, actress (born 1950)

And on this day in...

1961 The Beach Boys made their live debut as The Beach Boys, in Long Beach, CA

1973 – AC/DC made their live debut, in Sydney

Celebrating 31 December

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