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May 22 – Today In Rock Music History

May 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Morrissey!

Births On May 22

1950 Bernie Taupin (Elton John’s co-writer)
1954 Jerry Dammers (Special AKA)
1955 Iva Davies (Icehouse)
1959 Morrissey (Smiths)
1967 Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 22

1961 Ernie K. Doe: Mother-in-Law US 45
1965 Beatles: Ticket to Ride US 45
1968 Gary Puckett: Young Girl UK 45
1971 Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers US LP
1976 Wings: Silly Love Songs US 45
1982 Madness: Complete Madness UK LP
1993 Ace Of Base : All That She Wants : UK single
1993 R.E.M. : Automatic for the People : UK LP

Various Music Events On May 22

1954 Bob Dylan’s bar-mitzvah takes place
1956 George Melly makes his stage debut (singing with Mick Mulligan’s Jazz Band) at the Condor Club in Wardour Street, London
1958 Jerry Lee Lewis arrives at Heathrow for start of UK tour, accompanied by his fourteen-year-old wife (and third cousin), Myra
1966 Castilles record That’s What You Get in New Jersey. It is never released. Nothing special, except the band included sixteen-year-old Bruce Springsteen
1971 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Four-Way Street hits UK LP chart
1975 First-ever army Rock Festival is held at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, when 40,000 GIs rock to Joe Cocker and Pure Prairie League
1980 Five Jimi Hendrix gold discs are stolen from Electric Ladyland studios in Los Angeles
1981 Hall and Oates go gold in US with Kiss on My List
1981 Bob Marley’s funeral takes place in Jamaica
1997 Fleetwood Mac reunite to perform the first of two MTV Unplugged specials which will be shown later in the summer

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