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Barry Mckenna
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1993
 
Description: Banjoist, Ireland
 
Summary: Barney McKenna is mentioned several times in the song 'O'Donoghue's' by Andy Irvine, which describes the Dublin traditional music scene of the early-mid 1960s

Benny Anderson
 
Date Born: Monday 16 December 1946
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Sweden
 
Summary: Pianist, Vocalist and composer mainly noted for good reasons as being a quarter of the famed group ’ABBA’.

Billy Gibbons
 
Date Born: Friday 16 December 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The founder of a goup in Texas "Moving Sidewalks" which recorded many singles.

Denise Mccann
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Growing up in a musical family, (her grandfather Albert Hews McCann, Sr. was a professional cornet player.

Edward Barnes
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 December 1958
 
Description: Composer of music, lyricist, USA
 
Summary: In recent years, Barnes has begun working as a producer of theatrical and concert events in New York City.

Jason Molina
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 December 1973
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Molina was born in Oberlin, Ohio but grew up in Lorain, Ohio[1] and attended Oberlin College. After playing bass guitar in various heavy metal bands in and around Cleveland, Molina made the decision to become a solo artist under an assumed band name, recruiting other musicians for each individual project as needed.

Jeff Carson
 
Date Born: Monday 16 December 1963
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

John Abercrombie
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 December 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Aside from his solo work he is known for his work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker.

Karl Denver
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 December 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, Scotland
 
Summary: A Scottish singer, who, with his trio had a series of UK hit singles in the early 1960s. Most famous of these was a 1961 version of "Wimoweh"

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
 
Date Born: Sunday 16 December 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, French
 
Summary: A French singer and musician, a pioneer in the worldbeat genre, as well as a writer and painter.

Noel Coward
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 December 1899
 
Description: Actor,Singer,Playwrite,Composer
 
Summary: Noel Coward was one England’s most popular actors of his time. Writer of many books including autobiographical

Philip Langridge
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He recorded many of his famous roles, including Peter Grimes and the Prologue / Quint in The Turn of the Screw, as well as all the orchestral song cycles for tenor voice.

Shelby Singleton
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1937
 
Description: American record producer and record label owner.
 
Summary: He was hired by the Shreveport, Louisiana branch of Mercury Records doing promotional work.

Tony Hicks
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 December 1943
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist
 
Summary: A guitarist and singer who has been a member of the British pop group The Hollies since 1963.

Art Neville
 
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: A session musician, he has played on recordings by many notable artists.

Bill Pullman
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1953
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His first prominent movie role was in the film Ruthless People (which starred Danny DeVito and Bette Midler).

Bob Stinson
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1959
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The punk rock group recorded firstly for ’Twin Tone Records’.

Chris Brown - Australia
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1981
 
Description: Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist
 
Summary: Koritni is an Australian rock and roll band from Sydney, Australia born out of the ashes of the band Green Dollar Colour.

Dave Dee
 
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: An English singer-songwriter, musician, A&R manager, fundraiser and businessman. He was the frontman for 1960s pop band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and

Dave Madden
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1931
 
Description: Actor, Film, television and voice actor
 
Summary: He became better known for his role as Reuben Kincaid, the harried agent for The Partridge Family (1970-74).

Eddie Kendricks
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Original member of ’The Temptations’ one of the most enduring vocal groups.

James Booker
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, pianist, USA
 
Summary: During 1976, Booker played and toured with the Jerry Garcia Band.

Jim Bonfanti
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Bonfanti's music career began in 1965 when he saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

Jimmy Hodder
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 December 1947
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Hodder left the group in 1974 and was replaced by Jeff Porcarro.

Kerry Packer
 
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1937
 
Description: Nine television network, and Australian Consolidated Press
 
Summary: The son of Sir Frank Packer and Gretel Bullmore, the Packer family company owned controlling interest in both the Nine television network and leading Australian publishing company Australian Consolidated Press

Ludwig Van Beethoven
 
Date Born: Monday 17 December 1770
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, Germany
 
Summary: One of the worlds most famous composers mainly known for his "Fifth Symphony" became deaf at the age of 28.

Noel Watson
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Noel Watson is a character in himself who seems to enjoy his life to the hilt. His songs can be described as straight from the heart.

Patrice Wymore
 
Date Born: Friday 17 December 1926
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Wymore's first film appearance was in the 1950 film Tea for Two, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae.

Paul Butterfield
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1942
 
Description: Harmonica, Vocalist
 
Summary: Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him in the pantheon of true blues greats.

Sara Dallin
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 December 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She is related to Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the TV show The Office.

Sarah Paulson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 December 1974
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Paulson struck a chord with many in the television film "The Long Way Home" with the late Jack Lemmon. A touching film of friendship and understanding.

Tommy Steele
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 December 1936
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Discovered by New Zealand entrepreneur in Soho.

Tracy Byrd
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 December 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His career began in night clubs in Texas singing with country singer Mark Chestnut.

Allen Klein
 
Date Born: Friday 18 December 1931
 
Description: Businessman and record label executive. USA
 
Summary: "After Brian died we collapsed. Paul took over and supposedly led us." John Lennon, Lennon Remembers: The Rolling Stone Interviews, Jann Wenner, Popular Library 1971 - paperback, pg. 51

Betty Grable
 
Date Born: Monday 18 December 1916
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer
 
Summary: Grable has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. She also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Bobby Keyes
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 December 1943
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Keys came into the Rolling Stones around 1969. Keys, with the addition of Mick Taylor, changed the sound of the Rolling Stones.

Brad Pitt
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 December 1963
 
Description: Actor, Film Producer
 
Summary: Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award, both of which were for his role in Twelve Monkeys (1996).

Chas Chandler
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 December 1948
 
Description: Bassist, Manager, UK
 
Summary: He discovered Jimi Hendrix and would manage Hendrix well after leaving ’The Animals’in 1966.

Christina Aguilera
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Aguilera was born to Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army at the time and Shelly Loraine Fidler, a teacher of Spanish language.

David Day
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 December 1957
 
Description: Disc Jockey, Australia
 
Summary: A member of "The Board of Support Act Limited" (SAL). A South Australian branch (SALSA), headed by industry veteran, David Day.

Greg Dangelo
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 December 1963
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: In 1985 he joined Jack Starr’s band Burning Starr issuing LP 'Rock The American Way'/Passport Records.

James West (guitarist)
 
Date Born: Friday 18 December 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Canada
 
Summary: Born in Toronto, West grew up in Tampa, Florida. He started playing guitar at age, and by age 16 he was playing professionally in various Florida rock bands, including at least one with Steve Jay.

Josh Pyke
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 December 1977
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Josh Pyke was in his first band by age 12 and played his first performance in front of 650 parents and students at his primary school graduation.

Keith Richards
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 December 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer. UK
 
Summary: A founding member of The Rolling Stones with songwriting partner and Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger.

Norman Brown
 
Date Born: Friday 18 December 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Discovered in the early nineties by drummer Norman Conners.

Randy Castillo
 
Date Born: Monday 18 December 1950
 
Description: Drummer, Composer, New Mexico
 
Summary: His first band experience was at West Mesa High School, Playing in the jazz band, orchestra and marching band.

Roseanne "Rosie" Vela
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Model, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Rosie Vela is featured on the ELO album and CD, "ZOOM".

Sam Andrew
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Her introduction to music started in the Baptist church. Her father was a minister and her mother was a church singer.

Sam Andrew
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalst,Composer , USA
 
Summary: Sam developed a skill for music at a very early age. By the time he was fifteen he already had his own band, called the "Cool Notes".

Sia Furler
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 December 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Sia Furler, born in Adelaide, South Australia, was part of the Australian acid jazz formation, Crisp.

Steven Spielberg
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 December 1946
 
Description: Film Producer, Director, US
 
Summary: At the end of the twentieth century, Life named him the most influential person of his generation.

Alvin Lee
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 December 1944
 
Description: Guiarist, singer and composer. UK
 
Summary: During the sixties he joined bands where he worked with John Lee Hooker at the Marquee Club one of the most prominent gigs in London during the sixties.

Alyce Platt
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1963
 
Description: Actress, singer, presenter and hostess, Australia
 
Summary: She launched her debut album Beautiful Death on 4 April 2004

Bill Carlisle
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1908
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Carlisle was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in September 2002.

Bob Brookmeyer
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1929
 
Description: Trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer. USA
 
Summary: Played during the fifties and was influenced by Count Basie.

Eddie Vinson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 December 1917
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Singer and Saxophonist and member of Bill Broonzy’s band in the forties also Count Basie - Cootie Williams etc.

Edith Piaf
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 December 1915
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: A French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France's greatest popular singer.

Janie Fricke
 
Date Born: Friday 19 December 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Fricke learned guitar and piano as a child following folk singer such as Judy Collins and Joan Baez.

Joe King Oliver
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1885
 
Description: Band Leader, Cornetist, USA
 
Summary: Joe Olliver began playing in New Orleans in 1908.

John Mceuen
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 December 1945
 
Description: Vocalist,, Guitarist, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: A broad spectrum of music Americana, with a bit of "the old country" music thrown in for good measure, has made John McEuen known as America's instrumental poet.

Little Jimmy Dickens
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
 
Summary: In 1948, Dickens was heard performing on a radio station in Saginaw, Michigan by Roy Acuff.

Mercury Nelson
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1964
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of The Force M.D.s is a doo wop vocal group that was formed in 1981 in Staten Island, New York.

Moose Charlap
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 December 1928
 
Description: Composer , USA
 
Summary: Charlap was married to singer Sandy Stewart, whose biggest hit was My Coloring Book in 1962.

Phil Ochs
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He eventually succumbed to a number of problems including bipolar disorder and alcoholism, and took his own life in 1976.

Professor Longhair
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blues, and in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz'

Robert B Sherman
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 December 1925
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: Robert Bernard Sherman was born on December 19, 1925 in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrants.

Tracy Pew
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 December 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Leather dressed Hard drinking Pew was from Melbourne, Australia.

Alan Parsons
 
Date Born: Monday 20 December 1948
 
Description: Recording-engineer, composer, musician, producer, director
 
Summary: Parsons went to work as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he earned his first credit on the LP, Abbey Road.

Audrey Totter
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 December 1917
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She began her acting career in radio in the late 1930s, and, following success in Chicago and New York, was signed to a seven-year film contract with MGM. She made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945)

Audrey Totter
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 December 1917
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She began her acting career in radio in the late 1930s, and, following success in Chicago and New York, was signed to a seven-year film contract with MGM. She made her film debut in Main Street After Dark (1945)

Billy Bragg
 
Date Born: Friday 20 December 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Bragg began constantly performing concerts and busking around London, playing solo with an electric guitar.

Bobby Colomby
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1944
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: For a few years in the late 1980's Bobby Colomby was a reporter for the television program Entertainment Tonight.

Dennis Morgan
 
Date Born: Sunday 20 December 1908
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: He has a star on Hollywood Blvd but today remains a distant figure from the Golden Age of Film. His charm and good looks belied a solid actor who never gave a bad performance

Geoff Mack
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1922
 
Summary: Albert Geoffrey McElhinney, better known as Geoff Mack, was a country singer-songwriter who wrote "I've Been Everywhere", an Australian hit, for Lucky Starr in April 1962, and which became popular in North America when adapted for Hank Snow in November.

Gia Allemand
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 December 1983
 
Description: Actress, Model, USA
 
Summary: Gia Marie Allemand[3] was born to parents Eugene and Donna Allemand in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York City.

Irene Dunne
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 December 1898
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: She took piano and voice lessons, sang in local churches and high school plays before her graduation in 1916.

Kathryn Joosten
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1939
 
Description: Actress, USA

Noel Ferrier
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 December 1930
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: To ease the workload on Graham Kennedy, he was invited by GTV9 to host a Friday night version of In Melbourne Tonight from 1963 to 1965.

Pat Hare
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 December 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American blues and rockabilly - Guitarist and singer.

Paul Francis Webster
 
Date Born: Friday 20 December 1907
 
Description: Composer of lyrics, USA
 
Summary: Outside of films, Webster’s songs achieved popular recognition with the help from recording artists such as Peggy Lee and her 1950 hit recording of “Black Coffee”. Tony Bennett

Ray Martin
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 December 1944
 
Description: Journalist Television presenter
 
Summary: Logie Awards include. He received his first at the Logie Awards of 1987 as host of Midday, then he received 4 in a row at the Logie Awards of 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.

Stevie Wright
 
Date Born: Monday 20 December 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia.
 
Summary: During his time with The Easybeats he was popularly and affectionately known as "Little Stevie".

Adam Harvey
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: At age 10 he performed his first ever gig at a Tamworth On Parade competition, for which the crowd demanded an encore.

Albert Lee
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 December 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, Sessions Musician, Singer UK
 
Summary: Earning a great reputation working with the likes of Jackson Brown - Joan Armatrading Dave Edmunds and many other great artists, he has proven to be one of the stayers in rock music.

Carl Wilson
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He sat down most of the time and needed oxygen after every song, but he still had his unique voice. The only time he stood during concerts was when he sang "God Only Knows" to his fans.

Carla Thomas
 
Date Born: Monday 21 December 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: In 1993, Thomas was awarded the prestigious Pioneer Award, along with such musical heavyweights as James Brown and Solomon Burke, from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in honor of her career achievements.

David "panama" Francis
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1918
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits by the Four Seasons "Big Girls Don't Cry" ets.

Frank Zappa
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Frank Zappa was born to Francis Zappa who was of Greek-Arab descent, and Rose Marie Colimore who was of Italian and one quarter French descent.He was the oldest of four children

Freddie Hart
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 December 1933
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Worked with Lifty Frizzell in the fifties and would later win CMA song of the year in both 1971 and 1972. A karate expert and teacher in the fifties.

George Treadwell
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1918
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Treadwell played in the house band at Monroe's in Harlem in 1941-42, then worked with Benny Carter later in 1942 in Florida.

Jackson Rathbone
 
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1984
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His great-grandfather, Monroe Jackson Rathbone II, was the chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey, which later became Exxon.Because of his father's job at Mobil Oil, Rathbone has lived in places ranging from Indonesia to Midland, Texas.

Jane Fonda
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 December 1937
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight.

Kevin Peek
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Instrumentalists
 
Summary: Peek worked with Manfred Mann, Lulu, Tom Jones, Jeff Wayne and Shirley Bassey, among others.

Kiefer Sutherland
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 December 1966
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Sutherland is a well known collector of many guitars, a majority of which are Gibson Les Pauls. Recently, the Gibson Custom shop has released a guitar (signed by Sutherland himself), the KS-336, as part of their 'Inspired By' series.

Lee Roy Parnell
 
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Drummer, Guitarist,
 
Summary: Parnell was born in 1956.His parents were friends of country superstar Bob Wills, and Parnell began his music career on Wills's local radio show at the age of six.

Luigi Creator
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 December 1921
 
Description: Songwriter and record producer. USA
 
Summary: From a musical family, Creatore began his career as a writer. After serving with the United States military during World War II, in the 1950s he became a writer then partnered with his cousin Hugo Peretti

Nick Gilder
 
Date Born: Friday 21 December 1951
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Nick Gilder, born in London, England first came to prominence as frontman for the Canadian glam rock band Sweeney Todd.

Peetie Wheatstraw
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 December 1902
 
Description: Pianist,Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: On his records Wheatstraw is occasionally heard playing guitar, but he usually took to the piano and required a guitarist to play with him—among his collaborators were Kokomo Arnold, Lonnie Johnson, Charley Jordan, Papa Charlie McCoy and Teddy Bunn, in addition to pianist Champion Jack Dupree.

Rita Reys
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 December 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Reys was born in Rotterdam in 1924 into an artistic family. Her father was a violin player and conductor, her mother a dancer.

Samuel L. Jackson
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 December 1941
 
Description: Actor, film producer. USA
 
Summary: Jackson was born in Washington, D.C.[2] He grew up as an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his mother, Elizabeth Jackson (née Montgomery). His father lived away from the family, in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism; Jackson had only met his father twice during his life.

Toby Rand
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 December 1977
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Rand's mother is from north Wales and is fluent in the Welsh language; his father is from England. Rand's mother has been playing and teaching music for most of her life. She is a very accomplished piano player and singer.

Tony Rivers
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 December 1940
 
Description: Vocal quartet, UK
 
Summary: An English singer, best known for singing with the groups Tony Rivers and the Castaways and Harmony Grass

Alvin Robinson
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: The name Alvin Robinson made his hit making period lasted for a few short years in the mid-60's, the records he made of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's.

Andre Kostelanetz
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 December 1901
 
Description: Conductor and arranger, USA
 
Summary: Orchestra Conductor, Arranger. He escaped Russia after the Revolution in the early 1920s.

Barbara Billingley
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1915
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Billingsley signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1957, she made her mark on TV as everyday mother June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver, alongside other 1950s family sitcoms such as Father Knows Best, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Make Room For Daddy and The Donna Reed Show. It debuted on CBS in 1957, to mediocre ratings and was soon cancelled. However, the show moved to ABC the following year and stayed there for the next five seasons.

Bob Howe
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 December 1956
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: As a musical director he has conducted for international singers such as Frank Ifield, Guy Mitchell, and Judy Stone,etc.

Brian Locking
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 December 1940
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Locking also played several other instruments, including clarinet nicknamed the which earned Locking the nickname "Liquorice".

Dan Terry
 
Date Born: Monday 22 December 1924
 
Description: Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, USA
 
Summary: Big band leader and musician. In the 1960s, Terry wrote music for and performed in the films The Hustler and The Manchurian Candidate.

Dave Ellefson
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 December 1964
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: After rejoining Megadeth in early 2010, Ellefson started using his old Jackson bass and Hartke amps again.

Diane Sawyer
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 December 1945
 
Description: Actress, TV host, US
 
Summary: She attended one semester of law school at the University of Louisville before turning to journalism.

Giacomo Puccini
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 December 1858
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Italy
 
Summary: Puccini was born in Lucca in Tuscany, into a family with five generations of musical history behind them.

Maurice Gibb
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Gibb grew up with his family in Manchester, England. In 1958 he and his family moved to Brisbane, Australia, settling in one of the city's poorest suburbs, Cribb Island, which was later demolished to make way for Brisbane Airport.

Robin Gibb
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 December 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: In 1994, Robin Gibb was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1997 the Bee Gees were inducted as a group into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 
 
 
 
 
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