Friday 23 December – On This Day

Happy birthday to – Harry Judd (Drummer – McFly), Jodie Marsh (glamour model and television personality) & Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (Television personality, presenter,and model)

2000, Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall was given a police caution for possessing cocaine and cannabis. Police found the Class A and Class B drugs at his Surrey home after a woman falsely accused him of rape in November.

1984, Howard Jones played the first of three sold out shows at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, with support band Strawberry Switchblade.

1977, Cat Stevens formally changed his name to Yusef Islam.