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Today In Music History - April 22
1921
Latin jazz percussionist Candido Camero born in Havana, Cuba.

1922
Jazz bassist Charles Mingus born.

1950
Guitarist/pop star Peter Frampton born.

1955
Mixmaster, producer, early hip-hop champion and Artist Arthur Baker born in New York City.

1964
The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers, offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the pop charts, he said," The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he's got a feather duster on his head"

1965
The Beatles had their 7th No.1 UK single with 'Ticket To Ride'.

1966
"Wild Thing" by the Troggs is released in the US. It was written by Chip Taylor, brother of actor Jon Voight.

1967
In the 'most popular Monkee' poll conducted in the music paper Disc & Music Echo, Davy Jones received 63% of the votes, Mickey Dolenz 22%, Peter Tork 8% and Mike Nesmith 7%.

1969
On the roof of the Apple building in London, John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1972
Deep Purple had their 2nd UK No.1 album with 'Machine Head'.

1977
The Jam released their first single 'In The City', which peaked at No. 40 in the UK charts (they achieved 17 other top 40 hits including 4 No.1s).

1979
Keith Richards and his band, the New Barbarians, featuring Richards, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Stanley Clarke, and Ziggy Modeliste, play a benefit concert for the Canadian National Institute in Ottowa as part of Richards' sentence.

1981
Eric Clapton was hospitalised with injuries from a car crash.

1989
Madonna started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Like A Prayer', her 7th US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

1990
Earth Day is celebrated in New York Cit's Central Park as 750,000 hear the B-52s.

1993
The Who's Tommy opened on Broadway at The St James Theatre.

1994
Andrew Fletcher drops out of some Depeche Mode tour dates to attend to personal business matters and be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
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