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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 6/23/17

Special Top 5 @ 5  "Singers Who Couldn't Get Along"

5) God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
4) Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
3) Bowling Green - The Everly Brothers
2 )All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
1) Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
 
For: Friday, June 23, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1966 
The Rolling Stones left Britain to begin their third U.S. tour -- only two weeks after Mick Jagger was hospitalized from collapsing from exhaustion following European tours. 

In 1967 
The Who bassist John Entwistle married girlfriend Alison Wise. 

In 1975 
Alice Cooper fell off the set of his "Welcome To My Nightmare" tour in Vancouver, and broke six ribs. 

In 1977 
The Who's drummer Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin on stage during a concert in Los Angeles.  He sat in with John Bonham for the drummer's solo, "Moby Dick." 

In 1979 
Supertramp's album "Breakfast in America" hit number one on the chart. 

In 1981 
King Crimson reunited, featuring Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin. 

In 1984 
Van Halen released the single "Panama." 

In 1995 
CBS News anchor Dan Rather joined R.E.M. during a soundcheck before the band's Madison Square Garden gig.  They played the song "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?," the song that refers to an incident in which Rather was attacked by a man who kept asking that question. 

In 2000 
Neil Young received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. 

In 2002 
U2 guitarist The Edge married longtime girlfriend Morleigh Steinberg in a ceremony in the South of France.  The other members of U2, along with Lenny Kravitz, Bob Geldof, and Quincy Jones were among those who attended the ceremony. 

In 2004 
David Bowie cut short a concert in Prague because of severe shoulder pain that at the time he said was a pinched nerve.  Bowie later revealed that he had a heart condition. 

Bob Dylan received an honorary Doctor of Music from St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland.  He attended the afternoon ceremony before heading to Glasgow for a concert that evening. 


In 2008 
The Jimi Hendrix Experience's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" took the top spot in "Total Guitar" magazine's list of the best cover tunes. 

Prince and the Revolution's 1984 album "Purple Rain" topped "Entertainment Weekly's" list of "New Classics."  U2's "Achtung Baby," Green Day's "American Idiot," and Paul Simon's "Graceland" also made the top ten. 

In 2009 
A "Sgt. Pepper" souvenir poster from the Beatles Fan Club of Great Britain, signed by all four Beatles, sold at Christie's Pop Culture auction in New York for 52-thousand-500-dollars.  It was expected to fetch between 30-and-40-thousand. 

In 2010 
Gregg Allman underwent a liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.  The singer had been battling Hepatitis C. 

Original Kinks bassist Peter Quaife died of kidney failure in Denmark.  He was 66. 

The Band's 1969 self-titled album and Little Richard's 1955 single "Tutti Frutti" were among the 25 recordings being added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. 

In 2011 
Michael Jackson topped the list in an "NME" readers' poll of the "20 Greatest Singers Of All Time."  Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Axl Rose, and John Lennon were also in the top five. 

In 2012 
Journey's Neal Schon joined girlfriend Michaele Salahi as a panelist at the "How To Be A Reality TV Star" event in El Paso, Texas. 

In 2016 
A jury in Los Angeles finds that Led Zeppelin didn't rip off the band Spirit for the opening riff of "Stairway to Heaven."