On This Day, June 22 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 22 in 1968 – With his studio album ‘The Dock of the Bay’Ottis Redding went to No.1 in the UK. The album was the first of many posthumously released records following the artist’s untimely death in a plane crash a few months earlier.

1968 – Herb Alpert started a four-week stint at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘This Guy’s in Love With You’ on this day June 22 in music history.

1969 – American actress and singer Frances Ethel Gumm also known professionally as Judy Garland died at the age of 47. Best remembered for playing Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz”.

1973 – David Bowie released his single ‘Life on Mars?’ on this day June 22 through RCA Records in the UK where it also reached No.3.

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1974 – Canadian singer and songwriter Gordon Lightfoot topped the US Billboard 200 with his tenth studio album ‘Sundown’. Also a chart-topper in his home country that year.

1974 – Glam rock singer Gary Glitter scored his third and final No.1 on the UK Singles chart with ‘Always Yours’ on this day June 22.

1977 – American guitarist singer, and songwriter Peter Laughner died at the age of 24 from acute pancreatitis due to severe drug and alcohol abuse.

1984 – The soundtrack album to the action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop’ starring Eddie Murphy hit number one in the US on this day June 22 in music history.

1985 – With ‘Heaven’, Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams started a two-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1991 – Hip hop group N.W.A. topped the US Billboard 200 with their second and final studio album ‘Niggaz4Life’ on this day June 22.

1996 – Eleven years later on the same date, Bryan Adams reached the top spot on the UK Albums chart with his seventh studio release ’18 til I Die’.

1996 – With their sixth studio album ‘Load’, heavy metal band Metallica started a four-week stint at number one in the US on this day June 22. The album was a commercial success worldwide and it topped the charts in over fifteen countries.

1999 – Rap rock band Limp Bizkit released their second studio album ‘Significant Other’ through Interscope and Flip Records. It was a big commercial success and it became a chart-topper in Canada and the USA.

2002 – A remixed rendition of Elvis Presley‘s 1968 hit song ‘A Little Less Conversation’ topped the UK Singles chart on this day June 22 in music history. The remix was done by the Dutch DJ Tom Holkenborg, better known as JXL or Junkie XL. This version of the song was a worldwide hit that year and it reached No.1 in several countries.

Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation

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2013 – Robin Thicke ft. T.T. & Pharrell Williams hit No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Blurred Lines’ for the first of twelve consecutive weeks. The song was a bit worldwide hit topping the singles charts in 25 countries.

2013 – Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath reached number one in the UK with their nineteenth and final studio album ’13’ on this day June 22. By doing so, the band set a new record for the longest gap between chart-toppers on the UK Albums chart. It was their first No.1 since ‘Paranoid’ in 1970.

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2013 – With their sixth studio album ‘…Like Clockwork’Queens of the Stone Age went to number one in the United States. The album was also a chart-topper in Australia, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland, and Scotland that year.

2017 – With their second studio album ‘Truth Is a Beautiful Thing’, indie pop band London Grammar reached No.1 in the UK on this day June 22.

2018 – Co-founder and drummer of the heavy metal band PanteraVincent “Vinnie” Paul died on this day at the age of 54

2019 – The Jonas Brothers reached number one in the US with their fifth studio album ‘Happiness Begins’ on this day June 22 in music history.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1936 – American singer, songwriter and guitarist Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas on this day June 22 in music history. Best known for writing 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. Best known for playing with the rock band Procol Harum in the 1960s.

1944 – English singer, guitarist, manager 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 rock band The TurtlesHoward Kaylan was born in New York. Also known as one half of the comedy rock duo Flo & Eddie and for his work with 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 – American singer and producer Alan Osmond was born in Ogden, Utah. Best known as a member of the family musical group The Osmonds.

1949 – Bass guitarist Lawrence “Larry” Junstrom was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on this day June 22 in music history. Best known as a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and as a longtime member of 38 Special.

1953 – American singer and songwriter Cynthia “Cyndi” Lauper was born in New York City. Best known for her hit songs ‘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. He rose to fame as a member of the pop rock band Simple Minds.

1957 – Founding member and bassist of the new wave band INXSGarry Beers was born in Sydney, Australia.

1961 – Scottish pop singer-songwriter James “Jimmy” Somerville was born on this day June 22 in Glasgow. Best known as a member of the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards.

1961 – Founding member and frontman of the alt rock band Primal ScreamRobert “Bobby” Gillespie was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1970 – Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Page was born in Scarborough, Ontario on this day June 22 in music history.

1993 – American multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Izzy Miller was born on this day in Huntsville, Alabama.

1997 – Pop music singer Dinah Jane was born on this day June 22 in Santa Ana, California. Best known as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony (5H).

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