Friday, December 30, 2011

December 30, 2011

THE ALBUM OF THE DAY
BLUES TRAVELER...Blues Traveler (1990)
(CD, Allmusic review)

ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR DECEMBER 30
Michael Nesmith, formerly with the Monkees, is 69; Davy Jones, formerly with the Monkees, is 66; Clive Bunker formerly with Jethro Tull is 66; Patti Smith is 65; Jeff Lynne, formerly with ELO, is 64;

ON THIS DATE

1928 Bo Diddley is born in McComb, Mississippi. Diddley died in 2008
1938 Felix Pappalardi of Mountain is born in New York, New York. Pappalardi died in 1983
1968 Peter Tork pays $160,000 to get out of his Monkees contract
1974 The Beatles legally disband after years of legal hassles
1999 Former Beatle George Harrison fought off a knife-wielding intruder who broke into his mansion west of London and stabbed him in the chest. (Michael Abram was later acquitted of attempted murder by reason of insanity.)
2007 Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull receives the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II

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