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Friday, May 22…

  • Jazz musician Peter Nero is 81.
  • Lyricist Bernie Taupin is 65.

In 1970
The "Woodstock" album, including performances from the artists who played a the event, was certified Gold

In 1971
The Rolling Stones' album "Sticky Fingers" hit number one on the album chart.

In 1976
Wings' "Silly Love Songs" hit number one on the pop singles chart. It stayed there for five weeks.

In 1980
Five Jimi Hendrix Gold records were stolen from Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

In 1997
U2 shut down stretches of downtown Kansas City freeways to shoot the video of "Do You Feel Loved," causing traffic problems in the city.

In 1999
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band set the record for number of shows during one stay at a single arena when they performed a 15-night stand at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey.

In 2000
  • Steely Dan received the Founders Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
  • New album releases included Bon Jovi's "One Wild Night," and the Rod Stewart retrospective "A Little Misunderstood: The '60s Sessions."

In 2003
Paul McCartney received an honorary doctorate from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.

In 2006
  • Surviving members of Led Zeppelin met the King of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall to receive the Polar Music Prize.
  • While in Africa in support of his campaign for AIDS assistance and debt relief, U2's Bono visited a school in Nigeria and joined a traditional African band in a performance at a restaurant in Mali's capital city.

In 2008
  • Phil Collins received the International Achievement award and David Gilmour earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.
  • James Taylor donated most of the money from his show in Virginia Beach, Virginia to the Southern Tip Partnership to help the organization's efforts to protect the habitat of migratory songbirds along the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia's Delmarva Peninsula.

In 2012
  • Jimmy Buffett hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP reception as part of the grand opening of his Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi, Mississippi. The facility was five-years in the making. Buffett first announced his plans to open a Margaritaville casino in Biloxi in 2007.
  • Gregg Allman announced that he was planning to wed for a seventh time, to girlfriend Shannon Williams. Shannon is 40 years younger than Gregg, and nearly 12 years younger than Elijah Blue, Gregg's son with Cher.
  • New releases included Paul McCartney's expanded reissue of "Ram."

In 2013
Carole King performed at the White House as the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.