Music Almanac: May 22, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1892 - Ralph Peer (recorded the Bristol Sessions) (d. 1960) 
  • 1924 - Charles Aznavour (94)
  • 1930 - Kenny Ball (d. 2013)
  • 1930 - Jimmy Keyes (The Chords) (d. 1995)
  • 1934 - Peter Nero (84)
  • 1939 - Ian Underwood (Mothers of Invention) (79)
  • 1941 - Bruce Rowland (Fairport Convention) (77)
  • 1942 - Calvin Simon (Parliament-Funkadelic) (76)
  • 1950 - Bernie Taupin (68)
  • 1950 - Bill Whelen (68)
  • 1955 - Iva Davies (Icehouse) (63)
  • 1955 - Jimmy Lyon (Eddie Money) (63)
  • 1955 - Jerry Dammers (Specials) (63)
  • 1955 - John Grimaldi (Argent) (d. 1983)
  • 1959 - Morrissey (59)
  • 1961 - Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) (57)
  • 1962 - Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms) (56)
  • 1966 - Johnny Gill (New Edition) (52)
  • 1966 - Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative) (52)
  • 1967 - Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) (51)
  • 1976 - Lyn-Z (born Lindsey Way) (Mindless Self Indulgence) (42)
  • 1979 - Russell Pritchard (Zutons) (39)
  • 1981 - Su-Elise Nash (Mis-Teeq) (37)
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.
  • 2006 - The Supremes Mary Wilson had successful heart bypass surgery. 
  • 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.
  • 2017 - A suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester kills 20 and injures over 60. 
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
  • 2015 - Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin
Recorded
  • 1966 - That's What You Get and Baby I - Castilles with Bruce Springsteen (never released)
  • 1972 - Live at the Paramount - Guess Who
Released
  • 1967 - Headquarters - Monkees
  • 1987 - When Smokey Sings - ABC
Awards
  • 2000 - ASCAP Pop Music Awards
    • Founder's Award - Steely Dan
  • 2006 - Polar Music Prize
    • Led Zeppelin and Valery Gergiev
  • 2014 - Ivor Novello Awards
    • Outstanding Contribution to British Music - Jeff Beck
    • Inspiration Award - Jerry Dammers
    • Lifetime Achievement Award - Christine McVie
    • Special International Award - Nile Rodgers
    • Contemporary Song - Retrograde - James Blake
    • Best Song Musically & Lyrically - Strong - London Grammar
    • Most Performed Work - Let Her Go - Passenger
    • Album Award - Push Away the Sky - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
    • International Achievement - Mumford & Sons
    • Songwriter of the Year - Tom Odell
    • Outstanding Song Collection - Tom Rowland & Ed Simons (Chemical Brothers)
Broadcasts
  • 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
  • 2011 - Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) - John Rich (named winner)
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))
  • 2010 - The Oracle - Godsmack (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1948 - Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson (7 weeks)
  • 1954 - Work With Me Annie - Midnighters (7 weeks)
  • 1965 - I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye (1 week)
  • 1971 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Aretha Franklin (1 week)
  • 1976 - Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans (1 week)
  • 2010 - Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys (12 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1976 - After All the Good is Gone - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1982 - Just to Satisfy You - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson (2 weeks)
  • 2004 - Mayberry - Rascal Flatts (1 week)
  • 2010 - The Man I Want to Be - Chris Young (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1965 - Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley (7 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1968 - Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett (4 weeks)
  • 1993 - All That She Wants - Ace of Base (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - You Needed Me - Boyzone (1 week)
  • 2004 - F.U.R.B. (F U Rigth Back) - Frankee (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1965 - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1985 - Complete Madness - Madness (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Automatic for the People - R.E.M. (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 1999 - The Hush - Texas (1 week)
  • 2004 - Hopes and Fears - Keane (2 weeks)
  • 2010 - Night Train - Keane (1 week)

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