Music History for

April 22


1658 - Composer Giuseppe Torelli was born.

1956 - Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut at the Frontier Hotel.
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1958 - Buddy Holly's second Fender Stratocaster guitar was stolen in East St. Louis, MO, out of the band's station wagon.

1959 - The movie "Go Johnny Go" premiered.

1962 - Jerry Lee Lewis's 3-year-old son drowned.

1966 - "Wild Thing" by the British band the Troggs was released in the U.S.

1968 - Herb Alpert debuted "This Guy's in Love With You" on his CBS-TV special.

1969 - John Lennon legally changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.
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1969 - The Carpenters signed with A&M Records.

1969 - The Who gave their first complete live performance of the rock opera "Tommy" at a show in Dolton, England.

1974 - Tina Turner started filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who's film "Tommy."

1976 - Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" became the first single to sell over 2 million copies.

1978 - John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first appearance as The Blues Brothers on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

1978 - Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica. It was Marley's first public appearance in Jamaica since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.
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1981 - Eric Clapton was hospitalized after he suffered bruised ribs and a lacerated chin in a car accident in Seattle, WA.

1985 - Prince released the album "Around The World In a Day." It was his first release after "Purple Rain."

1989 - Guns N' Roses released "Patience."

1998 - It was announced that Faith No More was breaking up.

2003 - The Madonna album "American Life" was released.

2010 - Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital. It was discovered that he had suffered from a brain hemmorage. Two weeks earlier Michaels had been taken to the hospital and underwent an emergency appendectomy.