Almanac: June 22, 2016
On This Day:Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1930 - Roy Drusky (d. 2004)
- 1936 - Kris Kristofferson (80)
- 1936 - Verne Allison (Dells) (80)
- 1939 - Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum) (77)
- 1944 - Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon) (72)
- 1944 - Steve Weber (Holy Model Rounders) (72)
- 1947 - Howard Kaylan (Turtles) (69)
- 1948 - Todd Rundgren (68)
- 1949 - Alan Osmond (Osmonds) (67)
- 1949 - Gary Moffet (April Wine) (67)
- 1949 - Larry Junstrom (.38 Special) (67)
- 1953 - Cyndi Lauper (63)
- 1954 - Bobby Valentino (Fabulous Poodles) (62)
- 1955 - Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) (61)
- 1956 - Derek Forbes (Simple Minds) (60)
- 1957 - Gary Beers (INXS) (59)
- 1958 - Ruby Turner (58)
- 1959 - Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) (57)
- 1961 - Jimi Sommerville (Bronski Beat) (55)
- 1962 - Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) (54)
- 1964 - Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) (52)
- 1964 - Tommy Cunningham (Wet Wet Wet) (52)
- 1964 - Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones) (52)
- 1966 - Schooly D (50)
- 1970 - Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) (46)
- 1976 - Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party) (40)
- 1981 - Chris Urbanowicz (Editors) (35)
- 1969 - Judy Garland - Barbiturate overdose (47)
- 1977 - Peter Laughner (Pere Ubu) - Acute pancreatitis (24)
- 1988 - Jesse Ed Davis (session guitarist) - Heroin overdose (43)
- 1959 - Roy Drusky joined the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1964 - The Beatles played their first show ever in New Zealand.
- 1968 - The Jeff Beck group with Rod Stewart made their U.S. debut in New York.
- 1971 - The second Glastonbury Festival was held over the next five days. Artists included David Bowie, Hawkwind, Fairport Convention, Melanie, Family and Traffic.
- 1981 - Mark David Chapman plead guilty to the murder of John Lennon.
- 1984 - The movie Rhinestone, starring Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stalone, opens to mostly poor reviews.
- 1988 - Dennis Lobban was convicted in the murder of Peter Tosh.
- 1992 - Kurt Cobain was taken to the hospital after a show in Belfast, Ireland with severe stomach pains caused by ulcers.
- 1992 - Three crew members for M.C. Hammer were wounded in a drive-by shooting.
- 1993 - Ozzy Osbourne came out of retirement and announced he would tour with Black Sabbath.
- 1995 - Newsman Dan Rather performed What's the Frequency Kenneth? with R.E.M. during a sound check.
- 1996 - Police in Oak Park, MI found the bodies of Motown songwriter and brother of Diana Ross, Arthur Ross and his wife. It was estimated they had been murdered at the end of May.
- 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured after a concert when a man hits her in the head with a bottle.
- 2001 - It was Reba McEntire Day in New York as the singer ended her run in Broadway's Annie Get Your Gun.
- 2003 - Nick Oshiro replaced Ken Jay in Static-X.
- 2004 - The annual Lollapalooza touring festival was cancelled due to low ticket sales.
- 2005 - Toby Keith opened his first I Love This Bar and Grill in Oklahoma City, OK.
- 2002 - The Edge (U2) and Morleigh Steinberg
- 2008 - Timbaland and Monique Idlett
- 1961 - Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child and My Bonnie - Beatles
- 1951 - Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams (single)
- 1959 - Memphis - Chuck Berry (single)
- 1963 - Wipe Out - Safaris (single)
- 1963 - Fingertips, Part 2 - Stevie Wonder (single)
- 1968 - Classical Gas - Mason Williams (single)
- 1971 - Blue - Joni Mitchell
- 1973 - Touch Me in the Morning - Diana Ross
- 1982 - Nothing to Fear - Oingo Boingo
- 1987 - Clutching at Straws - Marillion
- 1988 - Heavy Nova - Robert Palmer
- 1990 - New Art Riot - Manic Street Preachers
- 1992 - Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath (U.K.)
- 1993 - Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid - Collective Soul
- 1993 - Transmissions From the Satellite Heart - Flaming Lips
- 1993 - Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
- 1993 - Elemental - Tears for Fears
- 1999 - Da Real World - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
- 1999 - The Soft Bulletin - Flaming Lips
- 1999 - Significant Other - Limp Bizkit
- 2004 - Gettin' In Over My Head - Brian Wilson
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Steve Alaimo, Lou Christie, Small Faces
- 1973 - Midnight Special - Bee Gees (host), Wilson Pickett, Steve Miller Band, John Kay, Jimmie Spheeris, Maxine Weldon
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1968 - This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert (4 weeks)
- 1985 - Heaven - Bryan Adams (2 weeks)
- 1946 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (4 weeks)
- 1974 - Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot (2 weeks)
- 1991 - Niggaz4Life - N.W.A. (1 week)
- 1996 - Load - Metallica (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1974 - Finally Got Myself Together (I'm a Changed Man) - Impressions (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1974 - This Time - Waylon Jennings (1 week)
- 1985 - Little Things - Oak Ridge Boys (1 week)
- 1991 - The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks (2 weeks)
- 1996 - Time Marches On - Tracy Lawrence (3 weeks)
- 2002 - Living and Living Well - George Strait (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1968 - Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones (2 weeks)
- 1974 - Always Yours - Gary Glitter (1 week)
- 1997 - I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (3 weeks)
- 2008 - Viva La Vida - Coldplay (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1957 - The King and I - Original Soundtrack (4 weeks (29 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1968 - The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (1 week)
- 1991 - Greatest Hits - Eurythmics (1 week)
- 1996 - 18 Till I Die - Bryan Adams (1 week)
- 2003 - Fallen - Evanescence (1 week)