Almanac: May 22, 2016

Births:
  • 1892 - Ralph Peer (recorded the Bristol Sessions) (d. 1960) 
  • 1924 - Charles Aznavour (92)
  • 1930 - Kenny Ball (d. 2013)
  • 1930 - Jimmy Keyes (The Chords) (86)
  • 1934 - Peter Nero (82)
  • 1939 - Ian Underwood (Mothers of Invention) (77)
  • 1941 - Bruce Rowland (Fairport Convention) (75)
  • 1942 - Calvin Simon (Parliament-Funkadelic) (74)
  • 1950 - Bernie Taupin (66)
  • 1955 - Iva Davies (Icehouse) (61)
  • 1955 - Jimmy Lyon (Eddie Money) (61)
  • 1955 - Jerry Dammers (Specials) (61)
  • 1959 - Morrissey (57)
  • 1961 - Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) (55)
  • 1962 - Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms) (54)
  • 1966 - Johnny Gill (New Edition) (50)
  • 1966 - Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative) (50)
  • 1967 - Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) (49)
  • 1976 - Lyn-Z (born Lindsey Way) (Mindless Self Indulgence) (40)
  • 1979 - Russell Pritchard (Zutons) (37)
  • 1981 - Su-Elise Nash (Mis-Teeq) (35)
On This Day:
  • 1955 - A Fats Domino concert in Bridgeport, CT was cancelled when police felt there could be a riot.
  • 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' tour of England was cancelled after three shows when he introduces the press to his new wife, his 14-year-old cousin.
  • 1966 - The Castilles, featuring a young Bruce Springsteen, recorded their only record, That's What You Get/Baby I.
  • 1967 - Florence Ballard appeared with the Supremes for the first time on the Tonight Show.
  • 1968 - Frank Sinatra performed at a Democratic fundraiser at the Oakland Coliseum.
  • 1970 - Elvis Presley signed a three-film deal with MGM.
  • 1977 - Television began their first tour of the U.K. in Glasgow.
  • 1980 - U2 started their 11 O'Clock Tick Tock tour London.
  • 1980 - Five of Jimi Hendrix gold records were stolen from the Electric Ladyland Studio in New York. 
  • 1989 - Public Enemy fired Professor Griff after he made antisemitic remarks.
  • 1992 - Michael Jackson paid for the funeral of a 9-year-old boy who had been killed in a drive-by shooting.
  • 1997 - Fleetwood Mac recorded the first of two MTV Unplugged specials. 
  • 2000 - Steely Dan was given the Founders Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
  • 2002 - Adam Ant appeared in court for a January arrest where he was in possession of an imitation firearm. 
  • 2002 - The members of Alien Ant Farm were hospitalized after a bus accident in Spain.
  • 2008 - Madonna's documentary I Am Because We Are was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. 
  • 2011 - Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested for assaulting his wife. 
  • 2011 - Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and Bobby Braddock were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
  • 2014 - Christine McVie received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novellos.
Marriages:
  • 2009 - Meg White and Jackson Smith
  • 2010 - Alanis Morissette and Mario Treadway
  • 2011 - Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson
  • 2012 - Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies) and Jordan Powell
Recording:
  • 1966 - That's What You Get and Baby I - Castilles with Bruce Springsteen (never released)
Awards:
  • 2000 - ASCAP Pop Music Awards - Founder's Award - Steely Dan
  • 2006 - Polar Music Prize - Led Zeppelin and Valery Gergiev
Broadcasting:
  • 1967 - Tonight Show (NBC) - Supremes (Florence Ballard's last appearance with the group) 
  • 1993 - Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O (CBS) - Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Travis Tritt, Lyle Lovett, Bob Dylan, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1961 - Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (1 week)
  • 1965 - Ticket to Ride - Beatles (1 week)
  • 1976 - Silly Love Songs - Wings (1 week)
  • 2004 - Burn - Usher (7 weeks)
  • 2010 - Not Afraid - Eminem (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1948 - Songs of Our Times: 1932 - Carmen Cavallaro (1 week)
  • 1954 - Glenn Miller Plays Selections from "The Glenn Miller Story" -  Glenn Miller (3 weeks)
  • 1971 - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones (4 weeks)
  • 1999 - A Place in the Sun - Tim McGraw (1 week)
  • 2004 - Confessions - Usher (3 weeks (5 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2010 - The Oracle - Godsmack (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 2005 - Lyla - Oasis (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1965 - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1985 - Complete Madness - Madness (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Automatic for the People - R.E.M. (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2005 - Forever Faithless: The Greatest Hits - Faithless (1 week)

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