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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Wednesday 11/22/17

Top 5 @ 5  "Songs to Get You In Thanksgiving Dinner Mode"

5) Do The Bird – Dee Dee Sharp

4) And Your Bird Can Sing– The Beatles

3) The Birds and the Bees – Jewel Akens

2Snowbird - Anne Murray
1) Surfin' Bird - Trashmen                                                                      
 
For: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1955 
Sun Records sold Elvis Presley's contract to RCA for 40-thousand-dollars. 

In 1961 
Bob Dylan finished recording sessions for his self-titled debut album. 

In 1963 
The Beatles released their second album, "With The Beatles," in the UK.  The disc had advanced orders of 300-thousand copies.

In 1965 
Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes. 

In 1967 
George Harrison began recording sessions for the film soundtrack "Wonderwall," which was also his first solo album. 

Arlo Guthrie released the 22-minute song "Alice's Restaurant." 

In 1968 
Marianne Faithful, who was pregnant with Mick Jagger's baby, had a miscarriage. 

In 1969 
Led Zeppelin released the single "Whole Lotta Love" in the U.S. 

In 1981 
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood joined Muddy Waters on stage at a show at the Checker Board Lounge in Chicago. 

In 1982 
Led Zeppelin released the album "Coda." 

In 1985 
Twisted Sister released the album "Come Out And Play." 

In 1992 
Alice Cooper helped a fan who was facing foreclosure on his home by assisting him in a garage sale.  The sale raised more than eleven-thousand-dollars. 

Paul Simon launched a tour in support of the album "Rhythm of the Saints" with a show in Brazil. 

In 2001 
U2 appeared on a special Thanksgiving edition of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," in which the audience was comprised exclusively of U.S. military personnel. 

In 2003 
Meat Loaf was released from the hospital a day after having surgery for a heart defect that caused an irregular heartbeat. 

ZZ Top was the last rock band to perform at the Houston Compaq Center. 

In 2004 
Thieves broke into Ozzy Osbourne's countryside mansion just north of London, stealing an estimated three-point-five-million-dollars worth of jewelry.  Osbourne and his wife Sharon, were at home sleeping at the time, and were awakened by the intrusion.  Osbourne caught and fought with one of the two crooks, but both thieves managed to get away. 

U2 took to the streets of New York on a flatbed truck, rolling down Broadway while broadcasting the album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," which arrived in stores the next day. 

James Brown and his wife and son handed out a thousand turkeys to residents in Augusta, Georgia. 

In 2006 
John Fogerty and his family spent an hour serving lunch at a homeless shelter in Detroit. 

In 2008 
The Beatles were officially forgiven by the Catholic Church for John Lennon's 1966 remarks about the group being, quote, "more popular than Jesus."  The Vatican gave the band absolution -- along with a great deal of praise -- in an editorial commemorating the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' self-titled "White" album. 

In 2009 
The late Michael Jackson received four awards at the 2009 American Music Awards.  
 
In 2010 
Vince Neil began his run on the ABC reality series "Skating With The Stars." 

The Beatles music sold more then 450-albums and two-million individual songs after its first week of availability on iTunes. 

In 2012 
Heart's Ann Wilson sang the national anthem at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day football game.