Birthdays

1938 Tony Gomez, keyboardist, The Foundations

1945 Robert Martinez, drummer, ? & the Mysterians

1948 –Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, guitarist, Steely Dan; Doobie Brothers

1948 – Ted Nugent, guitarist

1948 David O'List, guitarist, the Nice

1949 – Tom Verlaine, guitarist, Television

1949 – Randy Owen, singer, Alabama

1953 Berton Averre, lead guitarist, The Knack

1967 Jamie Foxx, musician and actor

1971 Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer

1974 Nick McCarthy, guitarist, Franz Ferdinand

1975 Tom DeLonge, guitarist, Blink-182

1981 Amy Lee, vocalist, Evanescence

1989 Taylor Swift, US singer/songwriter

1991 Louis Tomlinson, One Direction

Died on this day

2002 – Zal Yanovsky, guitarist, Lovin' Spoonful (born 1944)

2016 Rick Parfitt, guitarist, Status Quo (born 1948)

And on this day in...

1966 –  The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their UK TV debut, on "Ready, Steady, Go!"

Celebrating 24 December

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