This Day in Music
December 22nd: Born on this day
1944, Born on this day, Barry Jenkins, drums, The Animals, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun'), also a member of The Nashville Teens.
1946, Born on this day, Rick Nielsen, vocals, guitar, Cheap Trick, (1979 UK No.29 & US No.17 single 'I Want You To Want Me', 1988 US No.1 single 'The Flame')
1949, Born on this day, Robin and Maurice Gibb, The Bee Gees, singers, songwriters, producers, Robin was the eldest by 1 hour. (1967 UK No.1 single 'Massachusetts', 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Night Fever', over 30 UK Top 40 hits and 9 US No.1's over 4 decades). Maurice died on 12th January 2003 of a heart attack. Robin died of cancer aged 62 on 20 May 2012. More On The Bee Gees
1950, Born on this day, Alan Williams, The Rubettes, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Sugar Baby Love').
1957, Born on this day, Ricky Ross, vocals, guitar, piano, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Real Gone Kid', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Also solo.
1966, Born on this day, Danny Saber, Black Grape, (1995 UK No.8 single 'In The Name Of The Father').
1968, Born on this day, Richard James Edwards, guitar, vocals with Welsh group Manic Street Preachers who had the 1992 UK No.17 single 'Theme From Mash'. Edwards disappeared on 1st February 1995, after leaving his car at a service station by The Severn Bridge, near Bristol, England.
1972, Born on this day, Vanessa Paradie, French singer, actress, (1988 UK No.3 single with 'Joe Le Taxi').
1984, Born on this day, Jonas Erik Altberg, (Basshunter), Swedish musician and DJ. (2008 UK No.1 ‘Now You’re Gone’).
1989, Born on this day, Jordin Brianna Sparks, American pop/R&B singer, songwriter. Winner of the sixth season of American Idol, at the age of 17, making her the youngest winner of American Idol. 2008 Australian No.1 single with Chris Brown 'No Air.'

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