Sunday, May 22, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 22


Dave Matthews Band
No.1
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 R.E.M. : Automatic for the People : UK LP
2005 Oasis : Lyla : UK 45
2005 Dave Matthews Band : Stand Up : US LP

Births
1950 Bernie Taupin (Elton John's co-writer)
1959 Morrissey (Smiths)
1967 Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies)

Miscellany
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
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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
2009 White Stripes drummer Meg White married Jackson Smith at ex-husband and bandmate Jack White's Nashville home.

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