On This Day

Events in Music on May 22

  • 1659 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

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1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1900 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
  • 1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

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1950 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • 1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
  • 1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
  • 1965 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
  • 1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1

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1986 Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem

Music releaseAlbum Release

2015 Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns

Music concertMusic Concert

2017 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59