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Today's Birthdays, July 22nd
The Eagles' singer-drummer Don Henley is 67.
Supertramp's Rick Davies is 70.
Funkadelic's George Clinton is 73.
Extreme bassist Pat Badger is 47.
Bobby Sherman is 71.
The Del-Vikings' Chuck Jackson is 77.
 

In 1957
Fats Domino's "It's You I Love" peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

Elvis Presley's "Loving You" peaked at number 20 on the pop singles chart.

In 1960
Cliff Richard's "Please Don't Tease" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.

In 1963
The Beatles released the album "Introducing the Beatles" in the UK.

In 1965
Members of The Rolling Stones were fined five pounds each after they were found guilty of insulting behavior.  The charge stemmed from an accusation that the guys had relieved themselves on the wall of a gas station in East Ham, England, four months earlier.

The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.

In 1967
Jimi Hendrix quit as opening act of the Monkees' tour.

The Doors made their first appearance on network TV, performing "Light My Fire" on "American Bandstand."

Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut, performing with The Byrds and The Seeds at the Village Theater in New York.

Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1968
The Byrds released the album "Sweetheart of the Rodeo."

Aretha Franklin's single "Think," The Rascals' album "Groovin'," and Cream's album "Wheels of Fire" were certified Gold.

In 1969
Aretha Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a disturbance in a parking lot in Detroit.

In 1971
Jethro Tull was on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine.

In 1972
Mouth & MacNeal's "How Do You Do?" peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

The Eagles' "Take It Easy" peaked at number 12 on the pop singles chart.

Jim Croce's "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" and The Carpenters' "Goodbye To Love" broke into the Top 40.

The Who released the single "Join Together."

Bobby Darin's summer show had its premier on CBS.

In 1977
Tony Orlando announced his retirement from showbusiness.

In 1978
Bob Seger's "Still the Same" peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1980
Arista Records announced that the Allman Brothers Band had signed with the label.

In 1982
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes' single "Up Where We Belong" was released.

In 1993
Bob Dylan was in London, where he was reportedly looking for a house.

In 2002
Elton John was among the nominees for the "2002 MTV Video Music Awards."

Herman's Hermits wrapped up a stint at Disneyland California Adventure.

In 2003
James Brown announced his separation from wife Tommie Rae Brown by placing a full-page ad in "Variety" magazine.

Sam Moore was among those who received the 2003 Florida Heroes Award from the Florida Chapter of the Recording Academy.

Patti LaBelle was among the thousands of mourners who packed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City to say goodbye to late Latin music legend Celia Cruz, who died a week earlier at the age of 77.

The Who released the album "Live at the Royal Albert Hall."

In 2005
Original Doors drummer John Densmore won his lawsuit against former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger over their use of the legendary group's logo and their variation on its name for tours.

The New York Dolls reunion continued in the wake of bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane's death, as the band played the first of two concerts in Amagansett, New York.

In 2006
John Fogerty launched The Long Road Home Summer Tour with a show in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In 2009
DEA agents joined the Los Angeles Police Department in launching a raid on the Houston, Texas office of the late Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray as authorities continued their investigation into Jackson's death.  Murray had been hired to be the pop icon's personal physician for his 50-concert stand in London.  He was also with Jackson when the singer suffered his fatal cardiac arrest a month earlier.

In 2010
Al Jarreau checked himself into a hospital in Gap, France because he was having a hard time breathing during a pre-concert warm up routine.  He thought his body simply wasn't adjusting to the high altitude, but he was admitted to the intensive care unit, and three days later transferred to a cardiac care center in Marseille for further tests.

In 2012
Darlene Love was hospitalized after unknowingly suffering a heart attack.  A day earlier Love had been experiencing stomach pains that became worse 24 hours later -- prompting the hospital visit -- and she never had any of the typical symptoms associated with a heart attack.

In 2013
Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi was among the stars enlisted by the Obama administration to help promote the Affordable Care Act.  Others tapped for the task included Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, and Amy Poehler.