EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day June 22 in 1959 -- Johnny Horton topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘The Battle of New Orleans’ for the fourth consecutive week. The song was a chart-topper in Canada and Australia that year as well.
1968 – With his seventh studio album ‘The Dock of the Bay’, Ottis Redding went to No.1 in the UK. The album was posthumously released after the artist’s untimely death in an airplane accident few months prior.
1968 -- Herb Alpert went to number one on the US singles chart with ‘This Guy’s in Love With You’ on this day June 22 in music history.
1969 – American actress and singer Frances Gumm also known professionally as Judy Garland died at the age of 47.
1973 -- David Bowie released his single ‘Life on Mars?’ on this day June 22 through RCA Records. It reached No.3 on the UK singles chart.
1974 – Singer and songwriter Gordon Lightfoot topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his tenth album ‘Sundown’. Also a No.1 in his home country of Canada.
1977 – American singer, songwriter and guitarist Peter Laughner died on this day June 22, aged 24 from acute pancreatitis.
1984 – The soundtrack of the action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop starring Eddie Murphy was at number one in the US.
1985 – With ‘Heaven’, Bryan Adams went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day June 22 in music history.
1991 – Hip hop group N.W.A. topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their second and final studio album ‘Niggaz4Life’.
1996 -- Metallica went to number one in the US with their sixth studio album ‘Load’ on this day June 22. Despite the mixed reviews, the album was a commercial success and it topped 18 charts worldwide.
1999 – Rap rock band Limp Bizkit released their second studio album ‘Significant Other’. It was a commercial success and it became a chart-topper in Canada and the US.
2002 – R&B singer-songwriter Ashanti topped the US Hot 100 chart for the 10th(and last) consecutive week with ‘Foolish’.
2013 -- Robin Thicke, T.T. & Pharrell Williams topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Blurred Lines’ on this day June 22. The song stayed on top for impressive 12 consecutive weeks. It was a also a worldwide hit topping the charts in 25 countries.
2013 – With their sixth studio album ‘…Like Clockwork’, Queens of the Stone Age went to number one in the US. Also a chart-topper in Australia, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland, and Scotland that year.
2018 – Co-founder and drummer of the heavy metal band Pantera, Vincent “Vinnie” Paul died on this day at the age of 54
2019 – The Jonas Brothers went to No.1 in the US with their fifth studio album ‘Happiness Begins’ on this day June 22.
BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1936 – American singer and songwriter Kristoffer Kristofferson was born on this day in Brownsville, Texas. Best known for penning songs such as ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’, ‘For the Good Times’, etc.
1939 – English singer and drummer Robert “Bobby” Harrison was born in London on this day June 22 in music history. Best known for playing with Procol Harum in the 1960s.
1944 – English singer, guitarist and producer Peter Asher was born on this day June 22 in London. He rose to fame as one half of the pop music duo Peter and Gordon.
1947 – Founding member and frontman of The Turtles, Howard Kaylan was born on this day in New York. Also known as a member of the rock duo Flo & Eddie and The Mothers of Invention.
1948 – Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Todd Rundgren was born on this day June 22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1949 – Singer and producer Alan Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah. Best known as a member of the family musical group The Osmonds.
1949 – Founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lawrence “Larry” Junstrom was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also known for playing bass with 38 Special since 1977.
1953 – American singer and songwriter Cynthia “Cyndi” Lauper was born in New York City on this day June 22 in music history. Best known for hit songs such as ‘Time After Time’, ‘She Bop’, and ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’.
1956 – Scottish bassist and vocalist Derek Forbes was born on this day June 22 in Glasgow. Best known as a member of Simple Minds.
1957 – Founding member and bassist of the new wave band INXS, Garry Beers was born in Sydney, Australia.
1961 – Scottish pop singer-songwriter James “Jimmy” Somerville was born on this day June 22 in Glasgow.
1961 – Founding member and frontman of the alt rock band Primal Scream, Robert “Bobby” Gillespie was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1970 – Canadian singer and songwriter Steven Page was born on this day June 22 in Scarborough, Ontario.