EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day November 22 1957 – American singer Harry Belafonte started a seven-week stint at No.1 on the UK Singles chart with ‘Mary’s Boy Child’.
1963 – The Beatles released their second studio album ‘With the Beatles’ through Parlophone Records. It went on to top the album charts in the UK and Germany.
1967 – With ‘Let the Heartaches Begin’, Long John Baldry went to number one on the UK Singles chart for the first of two weeks straight.
1968 – Five years later on this day November 22 in music history, The Beatles released another album, this time their eponymous ninth studio LP also known as the White Album. It was the band’s only double album and it reached No.1 in ten countries worldwide.
1975 – American singer Perry Como hit No.1 in the UK with his compilation album ’40 Greatest Hits’ for the first of five consecutive weeks.
1975 – Scottish folk singer and comedian Billy Connolly topped the UK Singles chart with ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E.’ on this day November 22.
1975 – KC and the Sunshine Band scored their second number one single of the year in the US when ‘That’s the Way (I Like It)’ rose atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also a chart-topper in Canada and the Netherlands.
1980 – Swedish pop group ABBA started a nine-week stint at number one on the UK Albums chart with ‘Super Trouper’, their seventh studio LP.
1986 – Synth-pop band The Human League went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Human’ on this day November 22.
1988 – Singer and founding member of the female vocal quarter The Chordettes, Janet Ertel Bleyer died at the age of 75.
1997 – Co-founder and singer-songwriter of the rock band INXS, Michael Hutchence committed suicide on this day November 22 in music history, aged 37.
2003 – Pop punk band Busted scored their second chart-topping single in the United Kingdom with ‘Crashed the Wedding’.
2003 – Country music singer and songwriter Toby Keith hit number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with his eighth studio album ‘Shock’n Y’all’ on this day November 22.
2005 – Heavy metal band System of a Down released their fifth studio album ‘Hypnotize’ through Columbia Records. The album reached No.1 in North America, Finland, and New Zealand.
2008 – The number one album in the UK on this day November 22 was ‘The Promise’ by the classical crossover group Il Divo.
2008 – The soundtrack album to the romantic fantasy film ‘Twilight’ went to number one in America. The album also reached No.1 in Greece and New Zealand.
2008 – American songwriter Alan Gordon died on this day November 22 in music history at the age of 64. Best remembered for co-writing the hit songs ‘Happy Together’ for The Turtles and ‘Celebrate’ for Three Dog Night’s.
2014 – With their rendition of the Swedish DJ Avicii hit song ‘Wake Me Up’, Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir topped the UK Singles chart on this day November 22. The royalties were donated to the Children in Need charity.
2014 – Rock band Pink Floyd reached number one on the UK Albums chart with their fifteenth studio LP ‘The Endless River’.
2018 – British rock band Muse scored their sixth consecutive domestic chart-topping album with ‘Simulation Theory’ on this day November 22.
BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1941 – Founding member and frontman of the rock band The Youngbloods, Perry Miller better known by his stage name Jesse Colin Young was born in Queens, New York on this day November 22 in music history.
1942 – Canadian drummer Floyd Sneed was born on this day in Calgary, Alberta. He came to prominence as a member of the rock band Three Dog Night.
1946 – Reggae multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Aston Francis Barret also known by the nicknames Family Man or Fams was born on this day November 22 in Kingston, Jamaica. Best known for playing with Bob Marley & The Wailers and The Hippy Boys.
1946 – American singer Emmett Peter “Sonny” Geraci was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Best known as the lead singer of the bands Climax and The Outsiders.
1950 – Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and actor Steven Van Zandt was born on this day November 22 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and for playing Silvio Dante in the popular crime drama TV series ‘The Sopranos’.
1950 – Bass guitarist, singer, and founding member of the new wave band Talking Heads, Martina “Tina” Weymouth was born in Coronado, California.
1965 – Cuban-American rapper and co-founder of the hip hop group Cypress Hill, Senen Reyes also known professionally as Sen Dog was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba on this day November 22 in music history.
1970 – American drummer and clarinetist Chris Fryar was born in Gardendale, Alabama. He came to prominence as a member of the Zac Brown Band.
1978 – American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Karen Orzolek also known as Karen O was born on this day November 22 in Busan, South Korea. Best known for fronting the indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
1979 – English singer Scott Robinson was born in Pitsea, Essex. Best known as a member of the boy band Five.
1981 – Singer-songwriter and founding member of the British-Norwegian boy band A1, Benjamin “Ben” Adams was born on this day November 22 in Ascot, England.
1983 – American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Corey Beaulieu was born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Best known as a member of the heavy metal band Trivium.