Events in Music on June 22

  • 1849 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1942 European broadcast première of Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony in London conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 1959 "Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9
  • 1959 "Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
  • 1961 Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg

Music releaseMusic Single

1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder aged 13 releases his first single "Fingertips" (first live non-studio recording to go to No. 1 on Billboard)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1968 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88

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1969 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 1972 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances

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1973 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1976 "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • 1979 Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit

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1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1985 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances

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1985 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey

Music concertMusic Concert

1990 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 1991 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

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1993 Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett