December 30th Birthdays
In The Evolution of Rock ‘N Roll:
1928: Bo Diddley
1934: Del Shannon
1939: Felix Pappalardi was born in the Bronx, New York. A classically trained musician, he graduated from New York City's prestigious High School of Music & Art, and attended the University of Michigan.
As a musician, Pappalardi is widely recognized as a bassist, vocalist, and founding member of the Mountain, a band born out of his working with future bandmate Leslie West's soul-inspired rock and roll band The Vagrants, and producing West's 1969 Mountain solo album. The band's original incarnation actively recorded and toured between 1969 and 1971. Felix produced the band's albums, and co-wrote, and arranged a number of the band's songs with his wife Gail Collins and Leslie West.
Pappalardi was shot and killed by his wife, Gail Collins Pappalardi, on April 17, 1983 in their East Side Manhattan apartment…
1939: Kim Weston Born Agatha Natalie Weston in Detroit, Michigan, she was signed to Motown Records in 1963
1940: Kenny Pentifallo (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
1947: Jeff Lynne (The Electric Light Orchestra)
1951: Chris Jasper (Isley Brothers)
OBVIOUSLY NOT A BAD DAY TO BE BORN
THE EVOLUTION OF ROCK 'N ROLL!!!