Music Almanac - April 22

Birthdays
  • 1919 - Bull Moose Jackson (d. 1989)
  • 1922 - Lou Stein (d. 2002)
  • 1922 - Charles Mingus (d. 1979)
  • 1924 - Bob Gallion (d. 1999)
  • 1926 - Bob Flanigan (Four Freshman) (d. 2011)
  • 1927 - Laurel Aitken (d. 2005)
  • 1935 - W. S. "Fluke" Holland (Tennessee Three) (82)
  • 1936 - Glen Campbell (d. 2017)
  • 1937 - Jack Nitzsche (d. 2000)
  • 1939 - Mel Carter
  • 1939 - Simon Napier (manager/producer/songwriter)
  • 1940 - Ray Griff (d. 2016)
  • 1944 - Howard Wyeth (Bob Dylan, Robert Gordon) (d. 1996)
  • 1944 - Alan Gordon (songwriter) (d. 2008)
  • 1945 - Pat Enright (Nashville Bluegrass Band)
  • 1948 - Larry Groce (
  • 1950 - Peter Frampton
  • 1950 - Pete Car (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section)
  • 1951 - Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics)
  • 1955 - Arthur Baker (producer/DJ)
  • 1956 - Kenny Lyons (Lemonheads, NOFX)
  • 1966 - Kimberley Dahme (Boston)
  • 1967 - Heath Wright (Ricochet)
  • 1969 - Craig Logan (Bros)
  • 1971 - Kellie Coffey
  • 1974 - Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down)
  • 1978 - Aaron Fink (born Aaron Fincke) (Breaking Benjamin)
  • 1978 - Jason Stollsteimer (Von Bondies)
  • 1979 - Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
  • 1984 - Amelle Berrabah (Sugarbabes)

Deaths
  • 1968 - Stephen H. Sholes (RCA executive, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame) - Heart attack (57)
  • 1983 - Earl "Fatha" Hines (79)
  • 1988 - Barbra Robison (Peanut Butter Conspiracy) - Toxic shock poisoning (42)
  • 2003 - Felice Bryant (born Matilda Scaduto) (songwriter) (77)
  • 2008 - Paul Davis - Heart attack (60)
  • 2011 - Hazel Dickens - Pneumonia (85)
  • 2013 - Richie Havens - Heart attack (72)

On This Day
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut at the Frontier Hotel.
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley's "music gates" were installed at Graceland.
  • 1959 - The film Go, Johnny, Go premiered in New York.
  • 1962 - Jerry Lee Lewis' three-year-old son drowned in a pool accident.
  • 1963 - Gene Vincent contract at Capitol ended.
  • 1967 - The Elvis Presley film Easy Come, Easy Go premiers in Hollywood.
  • 1969 - The Who performed Tommy live for the first time.
  • 1969 - The Carpenters signed with A&M records.
  • 1969 - John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.
  • 1972 - The first Human Kindness Day was held on the Washington mall, saluting Roberta Flack.
  • 1974 - Tina Turner started filming her role of the Acid Queen in Tommy.
  • 1978 - Bob Marley played for the first time in Jamaica since being wounded in a shooting.
  • 1979 - The Rolling Stones performed two free concerts in Toronto to benefit the blind as part of the satisfying of the sentence for Keith Richard's heroin charges.
  • 1981 - Eric Clapton was in a car crash near Seattle, WA.
  • 1985 - Johnny Cash had abdominal surgery in Nashville.
  • 1989 - Clint Black made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1990 - An estimated 750,000 people attended the free Earth Day concert in Central Park with Hall & Oates, Eddie Brickell, the B-52's and Ben E. King.
  • 1991 - The Dave Matthews Band played live for the first time in Charlottesville, VA.
  • 1991 - A lineup of country stars, including Willie Nelson, Ricky Van Shelton, K.T. Oslin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eddie Rabbitt, Kenny Rogers, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Patty Loveless and Gary Morris, do a benefit in Nashville for the families of Reba McEntire's band who were killed in a plane crash.
  • 1993 - The theatrical version of the Who's Tommy opened at Broadway's St. James Theatre.
  • 1998 - Faith No More announced they were splitting.
  • 1999 - Marilyn Manson released a statement of condolence to the families of the victims at Columbine High School. His music was allegedly an influence on the shooters.
  • 1999 - Sinead O'Connor was ordained the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.
  • 2000 - Amy Grant made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 2002 - Jewel broke her collarbone and a rib when he was bucked from a horse.
  • 2002 - Johnny Cash received the National Medal of Arts.
  • 2004 - It was reported that the U.S. military was blasting music at insurgents in Iraq to drive them from their positions. Songs include AC/DC's Shoot to Thrill.
  • 2004 - James Hetfield of Metallica did NOT commit suicide no matter what the internet told people.
  • 2004 - June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters was arrested for cocaine possession.
  • 2008 - Richie Sambora pleaded no contest to a charge of drunk driving.
  • 2009 - Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart performed together for the first time in over 25 years.
  • 2010 - Bret Michaels was rushed to a hospital where it was found he was suffering from a brain hemorrhage.
  • 2011 - The Pistol Annies made their debut on an ACM special.
  • 2014 - Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and Hank Cochran were announced as the newest inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Marriages
  • 2011 - LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

Recorded
  • 1964 - I'm on the Outside Looking In - Little Anthony and the Imperials
  • 1976 - Golden Ring - George Jones & Tammy Wynette

Released
  • 1966 - Wild Thing - Troggs (single)
  • 1975 - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Elvis Presley (single)
  • 1978 - Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty (single)
  • 1985 - Around The World In a Day - Prince
  • 1994 - I Swear - All-4-One (single)
  • 2008 - Good to Be Bad - Whitesnake

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - The Jimmy Dean Show (ABC) - Porter Wagoner, June Valli
  • 1968 - The Beat of the Brass - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
  • 1970 - The Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Burl Ives, Lynn Anderson
  • 1976 - The Mac Davis Show (NBC) - Roy Clark, George Burns
  • 1978 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - First appearance of the Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi), Steve Martin (first performance of King Tut)
  • 1978 - Mel & Susan Together (ABC) - Mel Tillis, Susan Anton, Donny & Marie Osmond (debut episode)

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1944 - It's Love Love Love - Guy Lombardo (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Like a Prayer - Madonna (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1989 - Like a Prayer - Madonna (6 weeks)
  • 2006 - Me & the Gang - Rascal Flatts (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1972 - Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin (2 week)
  • 1989 - Love Saw It - Karyn White (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - What You Know - T.I. (6 weeks)
  • 2017 - Humble - Kendrick Lamar (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1972 - Chantilly Lace - Jerry Lee Lewis (3 weeks)
  • 1978 - Every Time Two Fools Collide - Kenny Rogers & Dottie West (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - The Church on Cumberland Road - Shenandoah (2 weeks)
  • 1995 - I Can Love You Like That - John Michael Montgomery (1 week)
  • 2000 - The Best Day - George Strait (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Conteporary Singles
  • 1989 - After All - Cher & Peter Cetera (4 weeks)
  • 1995 - In the House of Stone and Light - Martin Page (4 weeks)
  • 2000 - Breathe - Faith Hill (13 weeks)
  • 2006 - You're Beautiful - James Blunt (3 weeks)
  • 2017 - Scars to Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1965 - Ticket to Ride - Beatles (3 weeks)
  • 2000 - Toca's Miracle - Fragma (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1972 - Machine Head - Deep Purple (2 weeks)
  • 1995 - Picture This - Wet Wet Wet (3 weeks)
  • 2006 - The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living - The Streets (1 week)

1 comment

Unknown said...

Can we let June Pointer rest in peace? She is known for a heck a lot more than that!

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