Music History for

May 22


1813 - Composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner was born.

1954 - Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) celebrated his bar mitzvah.

1955 - In Bridgeport, CT, a Fats Domino concert was canceled because policed feared a rock 'n' roll riot would occur.

1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis announced that he had married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra.

1966 - Bruce Springsteen and his first band, the Castilles, recorded their first and only record, "That's What You Get" backed with "Baby I." It was never released.

1970 - Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM.

1980 - In New York, five gold records that belonged to Jimi Hendrix were stolen from the Electric Ladyland studios.

1992 - Michael Jackson financed the funeral of a 9-year-old boy that had been killed in a drive-by shooting.
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1997 - Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two MTV Unplugged specials that would be aried in the summer of 1997.

1999 - New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena sold out of tickets for 15 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band shows.

2000 - Steely Dan received the Founders Award for a lifetime of songwriting at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards.

2001 - A remastered version of the album "Madonna" was released.

2003 - The final manuscript of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which was annotated by the composer, sold at an auction for $3.47 million.

2008 - Madonna's documentary, "I Am Because We Are," was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.