May 22, 2009

1985 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everything She Wants,” Wham!

1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Oh Girl,” Chi-Lites.

1971 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Sticky Fingers,” the Rolling Stones.

1967 – Florence Ballard appears with the Supremes for the last time on “The Tonight Show.”

1966 – Bruce Springsteen, at age 16, begins his songwriting career in the back of a ‘61 Mercury en route to a recording studio.

1966 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Percy Sledge.

1959 – Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) of the Smiths is born in Manchester, England.

1958 – Arriving in England for a tour, Jerry Lee Lewis tells the world he’s married his 13-year-old cousin Myra.

1954 – Jerry Dammers (Gerald Dankin) of the Specials is born in Ootacamund, South India.

1954 – Bob Dylan has his bar mitzvah in Hibbing, Minn.

1950 – Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin is born in Lincolnshire, England.

1936 – Dallas Taylor of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is born in Chicago.