Celebrating 24 December

Birthdays

1946 Jan Akkerman, guitarist, Focus

1961 Darren Wharton, keyboardist, Thin Lizzy

1963 – Neil Turbin, vocalist, Anthrax

1965 – Millard Powers, bassist, Counting Crows

1968 Doyle Bramhall II, guitarist, Roger Waters

1971 – Ricky Martin, singer

1975 – Joe Washbourn, vocalist, Toploader

1991 Louis Tomlinson, One Direction

Died on this day

2000 – Nick Massi, bassist, The Four Seasons (born 1927)

2012 – Ray Collins, vocalist, Mothers of Invention (born 1936)

2015 – William Guest, Gladys Knight & The Pips (born 1941)

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

2019 – Allee Willis, songwriter (born 1947)

And on this day in...

1977 –  The Sex Pistols played their last gig, in Huddersfield, before splitting (they reformed in 1996)

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