Celebrating 23 December

Birthdays

1940 Jorma Kaukonen, lead guitarist, Jefferson Airplane

1942 Dec Cluskey, The Batchelors

1943 – Harry Shearer, comedian (Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap)

1945 – Ron Bushy, drummer, Iron Butterfly

1946 – Ray Tabano, guitarist, Aerosmith

1946 – Luther Grosvenor (Ariel Bender), guitarist, Mott The Hoople

1949 Adrian Belew, guitarist, King Crimson

1956 – Dave Murray, guitarist, Iron Maiden

1964 – Eddie Vedder, guitarist, Pearl Jam

1967 – Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, singer-songwriter

1974 – Montsho Eshe, Arrested Development

1975 – Katie Underwood, Australian singer, Bardot

1985 – Harry Judd, drummer, McFly

Died on this day

2008 – Clint Ballard Jr., US songwriter (born 1931)

2018 – Honey Lantree, drummer, The Honeycombs (born 1943)

2020 – Leslie West, guitarist, Mountain (born 1945)

And on this day in...

1964 – Brian Wilson had a panic attack during a US tour while on a flight from LA to Houston. It triggered his retirement from live                      touring with the Beach Boys

1966 – Ready, Steady, Go! was broadcast for the last time in the UK

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