On January 31, a future disco-era singer was born, two hit songs were recorded, two more were released, and two musical voices passed away.

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What Happened On January 31st?

1951 – Harry Wayne Casey (the KC in KC & The Sunshine Band) was born
1966 – Brian Wilson recorded a beautiful classic
1967 – The Monkees recorded a Mike Nesmith song (although Micky Dolenz sang lead)
1972 – America released a #1 song in the U.S.
1977 – The Climax Blues Band released a #3 song in the U.S.
1985 – Barbara Cowsill (the Mom in the band) died
2009 – Dewey Martin (drummer with Buffalo Springfield) died