MAY 22ND IS THE 142ND DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS CANADIAN IMMIGRANTS DAY, NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY, NATIONAL MARITIME DAY, NATIONAL SOLITAIRE DAY, NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY, SHERLOCK HOLMES DAY, AND WORLD GOTH DAY.
The Beatles attained their eighth Billboard number one hit with “Ticket To Ride”, on which Paul McCartney, not George Harrison, played lead guitar. The song was the third of six number one singles in a row on the American charts, a record at the time.
Cream earns their first Gold record with their second album, “Disraeli Gears”, which includes “Strange Brew” and “Sunshine of Your Love”.
Paul McCartney answered critics who said his music was ‘lightweight’, by taking “Silly Love Songs” to the top of the US charts. The record would go on to be the biggest selling disc of the year.
A reunited Fleetwood Mac performs the first of two MTV Unplugged specials which are taped to be aired later in the Summer.