Music History: June 22
2015 On the reality dating show The Bachelorette, Jared and Kaitlyn visit Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, where they are serenaded by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who perform "Linger." The couple dance and make out as O'Riordan sings:
Were you lying all the time?
Was it just a game to you?More
2010 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Live from Freedom Hall, their eight live album. It features music performed June 15, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
2009 Blues bassist Nick Holt (of The Teardrops) dies of brain cancer at age 69.
2007 Sarah McLachlan gives birth to her second child, daughter Taja Summer Sood.
2004 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour, their fifth live album. Featuring music from a July 11, 2003 performance at Antioch, Tennessee's Amsouth Amphitheater, it celebrates the band's thirty year anniversary.
1990 Doo-wop singer Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson (of The Dell-Vikings) dies of cancer at age 54.
1988 Robert Palmer releases "Simply Irresistible" in his native UK, where it peaks at #44. It fares much better in the US, where it lands at #2.
1987 Fred Astaire dies of pneumonia at age 88. Shortly before his death, Astaire abdicated his throne as the king of song and dance and welcomed a new royal: Michael Jackson. He said: "I didn't want to leave this world without knowing who my descendant was, thank you Michael."
1977 Peter Laughner (guitarist for Pere Ubu) dies of acute pancreatitis at age 24 after years of drug and alcohol abuse.
1970 Steven Page (former co-lead of Barenaked Ladies) is born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
1969 After a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse, Judy Garland dies of an overdose at age 47.
1968 The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart as lead singer, plays America for the first time at a show in New York.
1968 Mason Williams releases "Classical Gas."
1967 The Young Rascals records "How Can I Be Sure?"
1964 Mike Edwards (lead singer, keyboardist of Jesus Jones) is born in Wiltshire, England.
1963 The Surfaris release "Wipe Out."
1961 Pop singer Jimmy Somerville (of Bronski Beat) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1961 Elvis Presley's Wild In The Country movie opens nationally.
1959 Alan Anton (bassist for Cowboy Junkies) is born in Montreal, Canada.
1957 Garry Beers (bass guitarist for INXS) is born in Manly, New South Wales, Australia.
1956 Derek Forbes (former bass guitarist for Simple Minds) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1955 Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp premieres in theaters. The canine cartoon features music from Peggy Lee, including "He's a Tramp," "La La Lu," and "The Siamese Cat Song." Lee also voices Darling (Lady's owner), Peg the dog, and the ornery Siamese cats.
1953 Cyndi Lauper is born in Astoria, Queens, New York.
1949 Alan Osmond (of The Osmonds) is born in Ogden, Utah.
1948 Todd Rundgren is born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the '70s, he would become a top solo artist and one of the most celebrated producers in music, with Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell his biggest commercial success.
1947 Howard Kaylan (lead singer of The Turtles, Flo & Eddie) is born Howard Kaplan in the Bronx, New York.
1944 Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon) is born in London, England.
1942 Jazz pianist Deodato is born Eumir Deodato de Almeida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1939 Bobby Harrison is born in West Ham, England. The Procol Harum drummer will leave the band, along with guitarist Ray Royer, to form Freedom.
1936 Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas.
1934 Leon Rosselson, satirical singer and children's book author, is born in Harrow, Middlesex, England.
1913 Pop singer Dotty Todd is born Doris Dabb in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She and her husband will form the '50s singing duo Art and Dotty Todd, known for the UK hits "Broken Wings" and "Chanson D'Amour."
1830 Composer/pianist Theodor Leschetizky is born in Lancut, Poland.
2009 Chris Brown pleads guilty to assaulting Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards. He avoids jail time, but is sentenced to five years' probation and about 1400 hours of community service. Rihanna asks that no restraining order be issued, but the judge implements one anyway, saying it could be rescinded after he undergoes a year of counseling.
1998 Todd Rundgren marries Michele Gray on his 50th birthday. The wedding takes place in Hawaii, the 50th state.
1991 N.W.A.'s second and final studio album Niggaz4life (also known as Efil4zaggin), hits #1 in the US, becoming the just the fourth rap album to top the chart. The previous rap chart-toppers are Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys in 1987, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em by MC Hammer in 1990, and To the Extreme by Vanilla Ice later that year.
1990 Billy Joel becomes the first rock act to play at Yankee Stadium when he performs at the first of two sellout shows.
1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to the murder of John Lennon six months earlier and is sentenced to 20 years-to-life in prison.