January 2nd

1963 - The Kinks made their live debut when they played at the Lotus House Restaurant, London.

1979 - Blondie's gig at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland was broadcast live on BBC 2's 'Old Grey Whistle Test'.

1982 - Max's Kansas City in New York City closed down. The venue had been a launching pad for such artists as The New York Dolls, Bruce Springsteen and The Velvet Underground.

2003 - Kevin MacMichael, guitarist with Cutting Crew died of lung cancer aged 51. (1987 US No.1  single 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight'). Also worked with Robert Plant and The Rankin Family.

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