Music Almanac - June 22

Birthdays
  • 1919 - Ella Johnson (d. 2004)
  • 1930 - Roy Drusky (d. 2004)
  • 1936 - Kris Kristofferson
  • 1936 - Verne Allison (Dells)
  • 1939 - Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum)
  • 1944 - Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon)
  • 1944 - Steve Weber (Holy Model Rounders)
  • 1947 - Howard Kaylan (Turtles)
  • 1948 - Todd Rundgren
  • 1949 - Alan Osmond (Osmonds)
  • 1949 - Gary Moffet (April Wine)
  • 1949 - Larry Junstrom (.38 Special)
  • 1953 - Cyndi Lauper
  • 1954 - Bobby Valentino (Fabulous Poodles)
  • 1955 - Green Gartside (Scritti Politti)
  • 1956 - Derek Forbes (Simple Minds)
  • 1957 - Gary Beers (INXS)
  • 1958 - Ruby Turner
  • 1959 - Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1961 - Jimi Sommerville (Bronski Beat)
  • 1962 - Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream)
  • 1964 - Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
  • 1964 - Tommy Cunningham (Wet Wet Wet)
  • 1964 - Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones)
  • 1966 - Schooly D
  • 1970 - Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1976 - Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party)
  • 1981 - Chris Urbanowicz (Editors)
  • 1987 - Ammar Malik (songwriter)

Deaths
  • 1969 - Judy Garland - Barbiturate overdose (47)
  • 1977 - Peter Laughner (Pere Ubu) - Acute pancreatitis (24)
  • 1988 - Jesse Ed Davis (session guitarist) - Heroin overdose (43)
  • 2018 - Vinnie Paul (born Vincent Abbott) (Pantera) - Coronary artery disease (54)

On This Day
  • 1944 - Ferlin Husky was a member of the American services who invaded Cherbourg, France.
  • 1950 - Pete Seger, Burl Ives, Josh White and Leonard Bernstein are among the 151 members of the entertainment industry who were named as communists in the publication Red Channels.
  • 1959 - Roy Drusky joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1961 - Elvis Presley's Wild in the Country opened.
  • 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.
  • 1977 - Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
  • 1981 - Mark David Chapman plead guilty to the murder of John Lennon.
  • 1981 - Debby Boone was injured when her car collided with the wheels of of semi.
  • 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.
  • 1988 - Conway Tritty's tourbus was involved in an accident, injuring members of his entourage.
  • 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.
  • 2009 - Dewey Brown and Nathan Stanley of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys are seriously injured when the car they are in was rear ended by a drunk driver.
  • 2011 - People magazine published an interview with Glen Campbell where her revealed his Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Marriages
  • 1958 - Dallas Frazier and Sharon Carpani
  • 1981 - Helen Cornelius and Jerry Garren
  • 1991 - David Foster and Linda Thompson
  • 1998 - David Allan Coe and Rebecca Yvonne Smith (fifth marriage for Coe)
  • 2002 - The Edge (U2) and Morleigh Steinberg
  • 2008 - Timbaland and Monique Idlett
  • 2013 - Jessie James and Eric Decker

Divorces
  • 1999 - Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley III
  • 2016 - Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore

Recorded
  • 1961 - Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child and My Bonnie - Beatles

Released
  • 1951 - Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams (single)
  • 1959 - Memphis - Chuck Berry (single)
  • 1962 - Devil Woman - Marty Robbins (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
  • 1977 - JT - James Taylor
  • 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

Broadcasts
  • 1957 - The Jimmy Dean Show (prime time debut)
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Steve Alaimo, Lou Christie, Small Faces
  • 1969 - Hee Haw (CBS) - Merle Haggard, Roy Clark
  • 1969 - The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Sonny James (1,000th show)
  • 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)
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell (12 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1946 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (4 weeks (1 previous week))
  • 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)

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