22 May

Pick a Day

22 MAY

In Music History

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2019 ABC airs live remakes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, two shows with iconic theme songs. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei (as Archie and Edith Bunker) sing "Those Were The Days," the All in the Family theme; Jennifer Hudson does "Movin' On Up," The Jeffersons theme.More

2015 Jana Kramer marries former NFL player Mike Caussin.

2011 Donald Trump names John Rich of Big & Rich winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, Season 11.

2011 Joseph Brooks, who wrote the title hit to the 1977 film You Light Up My Life, commits suicide at age 73 while awaiting a rape trial. He was accused of committing a series of rapes by luring aspiring actresses to his apartment under the guise of conducting movie auditions.

2010 Alanis Morissette marries the rapper Souleye (Mario Treadway). They have their first child seven months later.

2009 Meg White marries guitarist Jackson Smith, son of Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith, in the backyard of her former husband (and White Stripes bandmate), Jack White, in Nashville. The ceremony is a double wedding, with the Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence marrying his photographer girlfriend Jo McCaughey.

2007 Joey Fatone of 'N Sync comes in second to Apolo Anton Ohno on Dancing With The Stars.

2006 Mary Wilson (of The Supremes) has heart bypass surgery.

2004 After a 12-week run at #1 on the Hot 100 for "Yeah!," Usher replaces himself at the top spot with another four-letter song: "Burn."

2000 Aaron Tippin releases "Kiss This," his third and final #1 hit on the country chart.

1996 Mission: Impossible, starring Tom Cruise as superspy Ethan Hunt, debuts in theaters. A reboot of the classic '60s TV series, it features a hit electronic reimagining of Lalo Schifrin's iconic "Burning Fuse" theme from U2's Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

1976 "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney & Wings goes to #1 in America, where it stays for five weeks.

1972 The Guess Who record their Live At The Paramount album in Seattle, Washington.

1968 Cream's Disraeli Gears is certified gold.

1967 Dan Roberts (bass guitarist for Crash Test Dummies) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Rocketman Tells Elton John's Life Story

2019

The biographical film Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as Elton John, debuts in US theaters.

Rocketman chronicles Elton John's rise to fame - from his early days at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin - and his spiral into drug-and-alcohol abuse. Egerton, who sang Elton's "I'm Still Standing" in the 2016 animated movie Sing, does all of his own singing in the film, including the classics "Your Song," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie And The Jets," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and - of course - "Rocket Man." At the Golden Globes, Egerton wins Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, and "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," written by Elton and Taupin, takes the trophy for Best Original Song. But what does Elton think of Egerton's performance? "When I saw Taron, I was not looking at him - I was looking at me. And when I was hearing the voice, I was hearing me, but it wasn't me," he said. "Everything about it was extraordinary."

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