May 22, 1965
Jack Benny’s broadcast run of live network radio programs ended after 23 years. His TV show aired from 1952-1965.
Barbra Streisand released the album “My Name Is Barbra,” a few weeks after her Emmy Award-winning television special of the same title aired on CBS.
“Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” hits #66
May 22, 1966
In Hollywood, shooting began on the last original episode of the TV series “Perry Mason,” starring Raymond Burr. Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of the fictional lawyer, appeared in it as the judge. It was also the only episode in the series that was filmed and televised in color.
May 22, 1976
Donna Summer reached #52 pop with “Could It Be Magic,” originally recorded by Barry Manilow and given to Donna by Manilow’s publisher Jay Warner.
Cher called David Letterman an asshole on his NBC-TV “Late Night” show.
Salt-n-Pepa performed at a benefit to raise money for AIDS patients called LIFEbeat’s Counteraid. They had intended to become nurses but wound up as telephone sales operators before striking gold as a rap act.
A remastered version of the album “Madonna” was released.
Morrissey appeared at the M.E.N. arena Manchester, England on his 45th birthday. It was Morrissey’s return to his home city Manchester after an absence of 12 years and the 18000 tickets sold out in only 90 minutes. During the set Morrissey performed five Smiths songs
Madonna‘s documentary, “I Am Because We Are,” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
In Manchester, England, 22 people were killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion by a suicide bomber as fans exited an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Grande suspended the remainder of her world tour. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack although no evidence of their involvement was immediately discovered.
Bisexual queerbaiter or refusing to be labels publicly in this century is not role modeling.
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