Fox Facts: December 20

2010 - Bret Michaels winds up his VH1 reality TV show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It by sticking a rock on the finger of his longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson.

2007 - Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli finalized an amicable divorce. 

2006 - Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher is awarded 40% of the songwriting credit for "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by a London court. 

1975 - Joe Walsh replaces Bernie Leadon in the Eagles. 

1971 - The Rolling Stones release their compilation Hot Rocks 1964–1971.

1967 - Vocalist Ian Anderson and bassist Glenn Cornick leave the John Evans Blues Band to form Jethro Tull, naming their group after the 18th century inventor of a number of farm implements. 


  • Chris Robinson (lead singer for The Black Crowes) is born in Marietta, Georgia, in 1966. 
  • Jackie Fox is born Jacqueline Fuchs in California, in 1959. 
  • Alan Parsons (of The Alan Parsons Project) is born in London, England, in 1948. 
  • Peter Criss is born George Peter John Criscuola in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945