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Number of Records Matching Query: 33
 
ANDY CHAPIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 December 1985
Description: Keyboardist, USA
 

ANDY SUMMERS
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1942
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
Summary: Summers also was briefly a member in 1987 of the group Rush Hour, which became Animal Logic. Summers achieved international prominence as the guitarist for The Police, most notably on popular hits such as "Message in a Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close to Me", and "Every Breath You Take".
 

ANTHONY HOPKINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 December 1937
Description: Actor, Wales
Summary: Starred in many movies including "All Creatures Great And Small" in 1977. Hopkins is a talented pianist. In 1986, he released a single called "Distant Star".
 

BEATLES - FIRST LIVE RECORDINGS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 31 December 1962
Description: Recorded this on a Grundig home tape recorder at 3 3/4 ips during a performance at Hamburgs Star Club on December 31, 1962.
Summary: 1st Live Recordings is a two-volume album series released by Pickwick Records in 1979 containing a live performance by The Beatles. Liverpool singer, King Size Taylor, recorded this on a Grundig home tape recorder at 3 3/4 ips during a performance at Hamburg's Star Club on December 31, 1962.
 

BEN KINGSLEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 December 1943
Description: Actor, UK
Summary: Kingsley of Indian and English decent has carved a career that would make anyone proud.
 

BOB BRYAR
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 31 December 1979
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He is the only member of "My Chemical Romance" not to be an original member relpacing Matt Pelissier in 2004.
 

BOBBY NEIL
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 December 1985
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: Neil was aged 38 years.
 

BURTON CUMMINGS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 31 December 1947
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Keyboardist, USA
Summary: In 1970, the band - "The Guess Who" hit No. 1 in Canada with "American Woman."
 

CATHERINE BRITT
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 31 December 1984
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Australia
Summary: She was signed to ABC Country and recorded her first album, Dusty Smiles and Heartbreak Cures, in 2002.
 

DONNA SUMMER
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 December 1948
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Member of a group called ’CROW’. Went solo after a stint in the German version of ’HAIR’ and also ’GODSPELL’
 

GEORGE LEWIS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 December 1968
Description: Clarinetist, US
 

HANK VAN SICKLE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 31 December 1961
Description: Bassist, Keyboardist, USA
Summary: According to John Mayall, his is the longest run of any bass player with the Bluesbreakers.
 

HERE YOU COME AGAIN
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 31 December 1977
Description: Dolly Parton
Summary: Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" spends its fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It will be the last song to spend that long atop the chart until 1990's "Love Without End, Amen" by George Strait.
 

JAIME MENDOZA-NAVA
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1925
Description: Composer and Conductor
 

JERRY BLAKE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 31 December 1961
Description: Saxophonist, clarinetist. USA
 

JOHN DENVER
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 December 1943
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Composer, USA
Summary: In 2000, CBS presented the television movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story loosely based on his memoirs, starring Chad Lowe.
 

JOHN KIRBY
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1908
Description: Bassist, USA
Summary: In 1993 Kirby was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.
 

JONAH JONES
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1908
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: His popularity during the fifties with his quartet helped modern Jazz become a popular item in music.
 

JULE STYNE
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 31 December 1905
Description: Composer of songs, USA
Summary: At the age of eight he moved with his family to Chicago, where at an early age he began taking piano lessons. He proved to be a prodigy and performed with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies before he was ten years old.
 

JUNE TABOR
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 31 December 1947
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: June Tabor was inspired to sing by hearing Anne Briggs' EP Hazards of Love in 1965.
 

MICHAEL HEDGES
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1953
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: He saw himself as a composer who played guitar, rather than a guitarist who composed music.
 

NUMBER 1 USA SINGLE 1966
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 31 December 1966
 

ODETTA
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 31 December 1930
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: On September 29, 1999, President Bill Clinton presented Odetta with the National Endowment for the Arts' National Medal of Arts.
 

PATRICK WOODWARD
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 December 1985
Description: Bassist, USA
 

PETER QUAIFE
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 December 1943
Description: Bassist, UK
Summary: Quaife left in 1969 replaced by John Dalton. The Kinks could be very much said to be underrated but there sound at the time was unique and some thought it would not last.
 

RAY HENDERSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1970
Description: Composer, USA
 

REX ALLEN
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 31 December 1920
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Actor after the Roy Rogers style played in 19 films including "The Phantom Stallion" - "Arizona Cowboy" - etc.
 

RICK NELSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 31 December 1985
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Nelson was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and also to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1515 Vine Street.
 

ROSS BALOUR
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 31 December 1928
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1950, The Four Freshmen got a break when band leader Stan Kenton heard the quartet in Dayton, Ohio, and arranged for an audition with his label, Capitol Records, which signed The Four later that year.
 

SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 31 December 1956
 

SONNY BURKE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 31 December 1980
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 

THE BEACH BOYS
EVENT
 
Event Date: 31 December
Summary: PERFORM IN LONG BEACH AT "THE RICHIE VALENS MEMORIAL CENTRE" WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY USED "THE BEACH BOYS" AS THEIR NAME.
 

VAL KILMER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 31 December 1959
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984)
 

 
 
 
 
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