Birthdays

1935 Abdul Fakir, singer, The Four Tops

1939 Phil Spector, producer

1953 Henning Schmitz, Kraftwerk

1963 – Lars Ulrich, drummer, Metallica

1963 – Dana Baldinger, bassist, The Popinjays

1966 – Jay Farrar, guitarist, Uncle Tupelo

1971 Jared Leto, actor, singer/songwriter

1979 Chris Daughtry, lead singer, Daughtry

1990 Andy Biersack, lead singer, Black Veil Brides

Died on this day

1999 – Curtis Mayfield, singer, songwriter, producer (born 1942)

2012 – Fontella Bass, US R&B singer (born 1940)

And on this day in...

1963 –  The Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand released in the US - their first release there.

Celebrating 26 December

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