April 22 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 22

1962 : Jerry Lee Lewis loses his first son, Steve Allen (named after the TV host and good friend), in a tragic drowning accident at the age of three.

1964 : The President of England's National Federation of Hairdressers makes headlines when he offers a free haircut to the next rock group to reach Number One.

1969 : On the roof of Apple headquarters at 3 Savile Row, London, John Lennon has his name legally changed from John Winston Lennon to John Ono Lennon.

1969 : The Who performs the complete rock opera Tommy in its entirety in concert for the first time in Dolton, England.

1972 : A crowd of 25,000 attends "Roberta Flack Human Kindness Day" at the Washington Mall in honor of the singer. There would be 3 more Human Kindness Days - the last one in 1975 turned violent.

1974 : Redbone's "Come And Get Your Love" is certified gold.

1976 : Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" is certified platinum.

1978 : Bob Marley headlines the historic One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica, the singer's first appearance in his home country since an assassination attempt two years before. At the concert, Marley manages to unite Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley with rival Edward Seaga, who had both been using local warlords to battle for power.

1979 : Keith Richards serves his punishment for a Toronto arrest on heroin charges when The Rolling Stones play the first of two concerts in Ontario to raise money for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, which is his court-ordered community service.

1981 : Two days after being released from a hospital for treatment of ulcers, Eric Clapton is involved in a car crash near Seattle is once again treated.

1998 : Faith No More announce that they are no more.

1999 : Sinead O'Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.

2009 : Jeff Beck is joined onstage by Rod Stewart for the first time in over 25 years at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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