Events in Music on June 22

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

Music 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 The Coasters peaks at #9

Music History

1959 "Class" the first hit by Chubby Checker peaks at #38 in the US

  • 1961 Beatles record "Ain't She Sweet", "Cry for a Shadow", "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Why", "Nobody's Child" & "My Bonnie", in Hamburg, Germany

Music Single

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

  • 1968 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88

Music History

1969 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance

Album Release

1971 Reprise Records releases "Blue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 4th studio album [1] [2]

  • 1972 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances

Album Release

1973 George Harrison releases his fourth studio album "Living in the Material World" in the UK

  • 1976 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 527 performances

Music History

1979 Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit

Music History

1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing former Beatle John Lennon

  • 1984 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Weather Report, The Smiths, and Black Uhuru headline; other performers include: Ian Dury, Joan Baez, The Waterboys, Fela Kuti, General Public, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, Christy Moore, Brass Construction, The Staple Singers, Billy Bragg, and Amazulu,
  • 1985 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances

Music History

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

Music Concert

1990 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium, New York City

Glastonbury Festival

1990 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo headline; other performers include Sinead O'Connor, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Del Amitri, Flaco Jiminez, Hothouse flowers, and World Party

  • 1991 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances

Music History

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

Glastonbury Festival

2011 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé headline; other performers include B.B. King, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Morrissey, and Wu-Tang Clan

Glastonbury Festival

2016 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Adele headline; other performers include Tame Impala, Squeeze, Frightened Rabbit; ZZ Top, ELO, and Cyndi Lauper