Birthdays

1942 Dick Parry, saxophonist, Pink Floyd

1944 Barry Jenkins, drummer, The Animals

1948 – Rick Nielsen, lead guitarist, Cheap Trick

1948 – Alan Williams, guitarist, The Rubettes

1957 – Ricky Ross, lead singer, Deacon Blue

1966 – Danny Saber, US producer, remixer

1972 Vanessa Paradis, French singer, actress

1984 – Jonas Erik Altberg ("Basshunter"), producer and DJ

1989 – Jordin Sparks, US singer

1993 – Meghan Trainor, US singer/songwriter

Died on this day

2002 – Joe Strummer, guitarist, The Clash (born 1952)

2006 – Dennis Linde, US songwriter (born 1943)

2012 – Marva Whitney, Soul Sister #1 (born 1944)

2014 – Joe Cocker, rock singer (born 1944)

And on this day in...

2010 – The north London zebra crossing that appeared on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road was given Grade II listed status

Celebrating 22 December

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