On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 22

Events in Music

  • 1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1900 American inventor Edwin S Votey receives patent for pneumatic piano player
  • 1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
  • 1950 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) premieres in London
  • 1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
  • 1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
  • 1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
  • 1994 Musical sequel "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 16 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1956 Swedish actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy; divorce in 1959
  • 2010 Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds American rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles
  • 2011 American R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio; divorce in 2017

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