This Day in Music History: May 22nd

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2011: Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer made his second appearance on The Simpsons where he appeared as himself.

2011: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested on assault charges at his home in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Vincent allegedly smacked his wife in the face & dragged her through a pile of broken glass. Cops also found four dead dogs at the scene.

2001: Motley Crue released their autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller.

2000: The ASCAP awarded Steely Dan the Founders Award, the ASCAP’s top honor for lifetime achievement in songwriting.

1999: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band sold out 15 concerts at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. These concerts set a record for number of shows during a single arena stay.

1979: Cheap Trick received their first Platinum album for At Budokan, which was initially only released in Japan & only released in the U.S. after import copies sold well.

1972: The Guess Who recorded their first live album Live at the Paramount at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

1971: Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones begins a four week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

1965: The Beatles went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the eighth time with “Ticket to Ride” which spent one week on top.

Bernie Taupin-lyricist for Elton John born in 1950


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