On This Day, August 22 in Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day August 22 in 1958 – The Kalin Twins topped the UK Singles chart with their rendition of ‘When’. Also a chart-topper in France and the Netherlands, and a Top 5 hit in North America that year.

1963 – Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas went to number one in the UK with the Lennon-McCartney penned song ‘Bad to Me’.

1964 – With ‘Where Did Our Love Go’The Supremes topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day August 22. The song became a chart-topper in Canada and New Zealand as well.

1970 – Creedence Clearwater Revival started an nine-week run at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with ‘Cosmo’s Factory’. Also a chart-topper in Australia, France, Canada, Norway, and the UK.

1970 – Soft rock band Bread scored their first and only number one single in the United States with ‘Make It with You’ on this day August 22 in music history.

1970 – With their sixth studio album ‘A Question of Balance’The Moody Blues started a three-week run at No.1 in the UK.

1981 – British-American rock band Foreigner went to number one in the US with their fourth studio album ‘4’ on this day August 22.

1987 – Madonna topped the US Singles chart with ‘Who’s That Girl’, the theme song to the comedy film of the same name starring herself and Griffin Dunne.

1992 – With their fourteenth studio album ‘We Can’t Dance’, rock band Genesis scored their fifth consecutive chart-topper in the UK. The album also reached No.1 in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland. Its the band’s last album to feature Phil Collins.

1998 – Rapper Snoop Dogg scored his third consecutive number one album in the US on this day August 22 with ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’.

2006 – American musician and record producer Bruce Gary died at the age of 55. Best remembered as the drummer of the rock band The Knack.

2009 – American R&B and doo-wop singer Johnny Carter died on this day August 22, aged 75. Best known as a member of the groups The Flamingos and The Dells.

2009 – Country music duo Sugarland topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their live album ‘Live on the Inside’ on this day August 22 in music history.

2009 – The Black Eyed Peas reached number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘I Gotta Feeling’. The song was a huge hit worldwide and it topped 28 singles charts in total.

The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

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2011 – One half of the husband-and-wife songwriting-production and recording duo Ashford & SimpsonNickolas Ashford died at the age of 70.

2011 – Songwriter and producer Jerome “Jerry” Leiber died on this day August 22, aged 78. Best remembered for his work with Mike Stoller with whom he co-wrote and co-produced over 70 hit singles, including ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’.

2015 – The soundtrack album to the musical fantasy adventure-comedy film ‘Descendants’ hit No.1 in the United States.

2015 – Singer-songwriter The Weeknd scored his first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ on this day August 22 in music history.

2016 – Belgian jazz music multi-instrumentalist and composer Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidor also known professionally as Toots Thielemans died at the age of 94.

2018 – American musician and songwriter Edward “Ed” King died at the age of 68. Best remembered for playing guitar and bass with the bands Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

2019 – Heavy metal band Slipknot went to number one in the United Kingdom with their sixth studio album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ on this day August 22 in music history. It also reached No.1 in the US, Canada, and nine other countries.

BORN ON THIS DAY AUGUST 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1912 – American blues music singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker was born on this day in Tutwiler, Mississippi.

1926 – Tenor vocalist and founding member of the vocal quarter The Four FreshmenRobert “Bob” Flanigan was born in Greencastle, Indiana.

1936 – American singer-songwriter and rhythm guitarist Delmar “Dale” Hawkins was born in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana on this day August 22 in music history.

1936 – “The Godfather of Go-Go” – Charles Brown was born on this day August 22 in Gaston, North Carolina.

1939 – American doo-wop singer Fred Milano was born in The Bronx, New York. Best known as a member of the vocal trio Dion and the Belmonts.

1945 – Singer-songwriter and record producer Carmine John Granito also known professionally as Ron Dante was born in New York. He came to prominence as the lead singer of The Archies.

1947 – American singer and songwriter Donna Jean Godchaux was born on this day August 22 in Florence, Alabama. Best known as a member of Grateful Dead from 1972 until 1979.

1948 – American guitarist David Marks was born in Hawthorne, California. He rose to fame in 1962 as a member of The Beach Boys.

1957 – Country music singer and songwriter Holly Dunn was born on this day in San Antonio, Texas. Best known for her chart-topping singles ‘You Really Had Me Going’ and ‘Are You Ever Gonna Love Me’.

1958 – American guitarist and songwriter Vernon Reid was born in London, England on this day August 22 in music history. Best known as the founder of the rock band Living Colour.

1961 – Founding member, drummer, and vocalist of the pop rock band The BanglesDebbi Peterson was born in Los Angeles, California.

1961 – Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of the band Tears for FearsRoland Orzabal was born in Portsmouth, England.

1963 – American singer-songwriter and pianist Myra Ellen Amos also known professionally as Tori Amos, was born on this day August 22 in Newton, North Carolina.

1963 – R&B and soul music singer James DeBarge was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. Best known as a member of the family vocal group DeBarge.

1966 – Founding member of the hip hop group Wu-Tang ClanGary Earl Grice also known professionally as GZA was born on this day August 22 in New York City.

1967 – American singer-songwriter and guitar player Layne Staley was born in Kirkland, Washington. He came to prominence as the frontman of the grunge band Alice in Chains.

1969 – English guitarist Stephen “Steve” Cradock was born on this day in Solihull. Best known for his work with Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller.

1972 – Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and co-founder of the rock band Matchbox TwentyPaul Doucette was born in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on this day August 22 in music history.

1973 – Co-founder and singer of the Backstreet BoysHoward “Howie” Dorough was born in Orlando, Florida.

1995 – English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa was born on this day August 22 in London.

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