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Musicians Born On December 22
1944 Barry Jenkins (Nashville Teens)
1949 Robin and Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees)
1950 Rick Nielson (Cheap Trick)
1957 Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue)
Deaths On December 22
1992 Albert King
Number 1 In The Charts On December 22
1958 Chipmunks: 'Chipmunk Song' US 45
1962 Tornadoes: 'Telstar' US 45
1973 Elton John: 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' UK LP
1979 Rupert Holmes: 'Escape' US 45
1984 Madonna: 'Like a Virgin' US 45
1996 Spice Girls : 2 Become 1 : UK single
Various Music Events On Decemberr 22
1956 'Billboard' announces Elvis as most successful chart star of year, with seventeen hits. (Pat Boone is next, with five)
1962 For the first time ever a British group tops the American charts, as Tornadoes reach No. 1 with 'Telstar'
1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Minister of Health, John Munro and discuss drug abuse.
1975 Ike and Tina Turner lose $86,000 when their suitcase containing concert receipts is stolen
1976 Isaac Hayes files for bankruptcy
1976 Bob Seger's 'Live Bullet' album goes gold in US
1978 Kenny Jones joins Who, taking the place of the late Keith Moon
1979 Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Clash are among those who perform at a benefit concert for the people of Kampuchea at Hammersmith Odeon, London
1981 Sotheby's in London holds a rock & roll auction. An enamelled Abbey Road street sign went for $600, an autographed program from the Beatles Royal Command Performance sold for $2,000.
1984 George Michael hits the US Hot 100 at No. 37 with 'Careless Whisper', on the way to No. 1
1991 Gregg Allman makes his acting debut as a drug baron in the movie, "Rush."
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