This Day in Music

April 22nd

April 22

2007: Timbaland (featuring. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake) hits #1 with Give It To Me.

2004: Usher’s Yeah (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) hits #1.

1993: The Broadway musical Tommy, based on The Who’s album, opens on Broadway.

1978: The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) make their debut on Saturday Night Live, later becoming the first characters from the show to get their own movie. For their debut, they play a cover of Soul Man by Sam & Dave, who supposedly inspired their characters.

1978: Gerry Rafferty records Baker Street

1978Steve Martin debuts the novelty song King Tut on Saturday Night Live.  It becomes a big hit, selling over a million copies.

1974: The Who begin filming the movie version of the rock opera TommyPinball Wizard is a hit from the show.

1966: The Troggs release Wild Thing.

1969: The Who perform the entire rock opera Tommy in concert for the first time.

1922: Jazz bass player and composer Charles Mingus is born.

Songs of The Day:

Pinball Wizard (The Who); See Me Feel Me (The Who); Soul Man (The Blues Brothers); Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty); Wild Thing (The Troggs); Give It To Me (Timbaland); Yeah (Usher); King Tut (Steve Martin); Pinball Wizard (The Who)