Almanac: February 22, 2016
- 1933 - Louise Lopez (Odyssey) (d. 2015)
- 1936 - Ernie K-Doe (born Ernest Kador, Jr.) (d. 2001)
- 1938 - Bobby Hendricks (Drifters, Swallows) (78)
- 1942 - Robert Edwards (Intruders) (74)
- 1944 - Mick Green (Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (d. 2010)
- 1945 - Oliver (born William Oliver Swofford) (d. 2000)
- 1953 - John B. Sparks (Dr. Feelgood) (63)
- 1953 - Graham Lewis (Wire) (63)
- 1962 - Michael Wilton (Queensryche) (54)
- 1968 - Bradley Nowell (Sublime) (d. 1996)
- 1973 - Scott Phillips (Creed, Alter Bridge) (43)
- 1974 - James Blunt (42)
- 1979 - Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) (37)
- 1976 - Florence Ballard (Supremes) - Cardiac arrest (32)
- 1987 - Andy Warhol (artist, producer (Velvet Underground)) - Post operative cardiac arrhythmia (58)
- 1994 - Papa John Creach - Pneumonia after a heart attack (76)
- 2001 - John Fahey - Complications from bypass surgery (61)
- 2012 - Billy Strange (81)
- 1963 - The Beatles formed Northern Music Publishing Company.
- 1965 - Filming for the Beatles movie Help! began in the Bahamas.
- 1968 - Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter on stage during a show in London, Ontario
- 1969 - Flatt & Scruggs made their final appearance together at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1978 - The Police die their hair blonde for a Wrigley's chewing gum commercial.
- 1978 - Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York for drug possession.
- 1979 - Journey became one of the first rock groups to enter a sponsorship deal with a company, in this case Budweiser.
- 1988 - Stevie Wonder was given the MusiCares Person of the Year award.
- 1993 - Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden for a solo career. He came back six years later.
- 1999 - Jimmy Chamberlin announced he was returning to Smashing Pumpkins.
- 2000 - Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Lauryn Hill join together at an L.A. church to salute the late Curtis Mayfield.
- 2002 - Little Richard received the NAACP Image Award. He also announces his retirement.
- 2004 - Bobby Vinton collapsed during a concert in Lancaster, PA. He was revived backstage and refused hospitalization.
- 2005 - The Queens of the Stone Age had to call off a European tour when Josh Homme came down with a serious lung infection.
- 2005 - Brian “Head” Welch left Korn.
- 2005 - Blink-182 went on an “indefinite hiatus.”
- 2006 - Sheryl Crow had surgery for breast cancer.
- 1997 - Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa
- 1998 - Tori Amos and Mark Hawley
- 2003 - Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) and Seth Riddle (producer)
- 1951 - Don't You Know I Love You - Clovers
- 1969 - Abbey Road - Beatles (first session)
- 1971 - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys (first session for Rebel Records)
- 1990 - Country Club - Travis Tritt (debut album)
- 1993 - Pablo Honey - Radiohead (debut album)
- 1989 - Grammy Awards
- Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Male Pop Vocal - Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
- Album of the Year - Faith - George Michael
- New Artist - Tracy Chapman
- Female Pop Vocal - Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
- Pop Performance Duo or Group - Brasil - Manhattan Transfer
- Female Rock Vocal - Tina Live in Europe - Tina Turner
- Male Rock Vocal - Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
- Rock Performance Duo or Group - Desire - U2
- Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Crest of the Knave - Jethro Tull
- Female R&B Vocal - Giving You the Best That I've Got - Anita Baker
- Male R&B Vocal - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby
- R&B Performance Duo or Group - Love Overboard - Gladys Knight & the Pips
- Rap Performance - Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
- Female Country Vocal - Hold Me - K.T. Oslin
- Male Country Vocal - Old 8x10 - Randy Travis
- Duo or Group Country Performance - Give a Little Love - Judds
- Blues Traditional Album - Hidden Charms - Willie Dixon
- Blues Contemporary Blues Album - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Robert Cray Band
- 1986 - Monkees Marathon (MTV) - 20th anniversary of show including airing of all 45 episodes of their series.