Music History: March 22
2013 Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy releases his debut EP, God Loves You When You're Dancing.
2013 My Chemical Romance announces their breakup after 12 years as a band.
2009 Archie Green
2006 Pio Leiv (Buena Vista Social Club)
2006 Aerosmith cancels the rest of their Rockin' The Joint tour so lead singer Steven Tyler can have throat surgery to treat strained vocal chords.
2005 Rod Price (Foghat)
2001 Earl Beal of The Silhouettes dies at age 71.
2000 An audience member falls 90 feet off of an electrical tower at a Kiss concert in at California's Oakland Arena.
1997 Paul McCartney's original birth certificate is sold to a private Beatles collector for $84,146.
1996 Don Murray (The Turtles)
1994 Dan Hartman
1994 Ted Nugent, always a straight arrow, makes a PSA warning kids of the dangers of abusing inhalants.
1994 Pantera, Far Beyond Driven
1991 Dave Guard (The Kingston Trio)
1987 Anthrax release their third album, Among the Living. The cover shows an image of Henry Kane, a character in the film Poltergeist II: The Other Side, which the band finds terrifying.
1986 Amy Studt
1986 Mark Dinning
1985 Alcatrazz' only studio album with Steve Vai, Disturbing the Peace, is released. Produced by Eddie Kramer, the album's lead-off track, "God Blessed Video," would attract a whole new audience years later when it was included on the popular video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
1979 Chaka Khan gives birth to her son, Damien Milton Patrick Holland.
1978 A Beatles parody special called The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash, airs on ABC. The special stars various members of the Monty Python troupe.
1977 The John Denver TV special Thank God, I'm A Country Boy airs on ABC.
1976 While campaigning for US President, Jimmy Carter tells NARM (The National Association of Record Merchandisers) that he listened to Dylan, Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin while Governor of Georgia.
1975 Barry Manilow appears on American Bandstand, performing "Mandy" and "It's A Miracle." It would be his first appearance on US TV.
1975 Frankie Valli's unrequited love ballad "My Eyes Adored You" hits #1 in the US.
1975 Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album hits #1, where it will stay for six weeks.
1974 The Eagles, On The Border
1974 Ten Years After play their final gig, seven years after their first one.
1971 Elvis Presley, You'll Never Walk Alone
1971 John Lennon, "Power To The People"
1969 Two days after their wedding in Gibraltar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their "Bed-in," inviting members of the media into their Amsterdam hotel room where they are promoting peace with songs, signs and dialogue. These events are outlined in the song "The Ballad of John and Yoko."
1967 Elvis Presley, Easy Come, Easy Go
1967 The Beatles, Within You Without You
1967 The Who make their US stage debut, performing at the Paramount Theater in New York City.
1965 Bob Dylan, Bring It All Back Home
1963 The Beatles release Please Please Me.
1962 19-year-old Barbra Streisand makes her Broadway debut, starring in the play I Can Get It For You Wholesale.
1961 Elvis Presley, "Blue Hawaii," "Ito Eats," "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Island Of Love," "Steppin' Out Of Line," "Almost Always True"
1957 Stephanie Mills
1956 Carl Perkins is injured in a car accident near Dover, Delaware on his way to perform on NBC-TV's Perry Como Show. This stymies promotion for his single "Blue Suede Shoes," but the song still reaches #2 in May.
1956 Mr. Wonderful opens on Broadway. Its star Sammy Davis, Jr. will soon become a top entertainer and member of the Rat Pack.
1948 Randy Jo Hobbs (The McCoys)
1947 Patrick Olive (Hot Chocolate)
1946 Harry Vanda (The Easybeats)
1944 Jeremy Clyde (Chad & Jeremy)
1944 Tony McPhee (The Groundhogs)
1943 George Benson
1943 Keith Relf (The Yardbirds)
1937 Johnny Ferguson
1936 Roger Whittaker
1932 Juke Boy Bonner
1930 Stephen Sondheim
1916 Bernard Weissman, the future George Wyle, is born at New York. Among his compositions: the Gilligan's Island theme song.
2003 Britney Spears' girl-power flick Crossroads earns eight nominations at the 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards, and two wins: Worst Original Song for "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman" and Worst Actress for Spears, an honor she shares with Razzie darling Madonna for Swept Away (named Worst Picture). The Material Girl, who has been a regular contender - and five-time Worst Actress winner - since her 1986 win for Shanghai Surprise, earns two more awards. She shares Worst Screen Couple with Adriano Giannini for Swept Away and garners Worst Supporting Actress as Verity in Die Another Day.
1986 Heart's "These Dreams" hits #1 in the US. The lyric is written by Bernie Taupin, who is Elton John's songwriting partner.
1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber is born in Kensington, London, England.
1980 Pink Floyd tops the Hot 100 with "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)," which stays a total of four weeks. It's a rare hit single for the band, whose only other Top 40 appearance is "Money," which hit #13 in 1973.