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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 10/21/16

Special Top 5 @ 5 “Law Songs”  

5) The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia – Vicki Lawrence

4) Indiana Wants Me – R. Dean Taylor

3) I Fought The Law – The Bobby Fuller Four

2) I Shot The Sheriff –Eric Clapton

1) Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley

For: Friday, October 21, 2016 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Date: 

In 1958 
Buddy Holly was in the studio for the last time.  He recorded the songs "True Love Ways," "Raining in My Heart," and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore." 

In 1966 
Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds.  He was replaced on lead guitar by bassist Jimmy Page. 

In 1971 
Mick Jagger and wife Bianca had a daughter, Jade. 

In 1976 
The Led Zeppelin film "The Song Remains The Same" had its premier in New York. 

The Who performed their last North American show with Keith Moon, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Garden. 

In 1996 
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora hosted the first ever online guitar clinic. 

In 1998 
Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick were sued for copyright infringement.  Allegedly the song "Dreamin'" sounded too much like Alice Cooper's "Eighteen." 

In 2001 
Huey Lewis and the News and Rod Stewart were among the performers at the September 11th "United We Stand - What More Can I Give" benefit concert in Washington, DC. 

In 2002 
Kiss was in Australia and announced plans to perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.  Bassist Gene Simmons also said the group would donate, quote, "a substantial amount of the proceeds" to funds set up for the families of the victims of the October 12th terrorist attack in Bali, in which many of those killed were from Australia. 

In 2003 
Courtney Love was ordered by a judge to move out of her Beverly Hills home so her daughter, Francis Bean Cobain, could live there with her nanny.  The ruling came as Love and the late Kurt Cobain's mother -- Francis' grandmother -- were embattled in a custody suit. 

Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith was found dead at his Los Angeles apartment of an apparent suicide.  He was 34. 

In 2005 
Jethro Tull played a benefit concert in support of the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Fund in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The band had originally been scheduled to perform at the Grand Casino Biloxi in Mississippi, but that venue was among those destroyed by the storm. 

In 2006 
The Runaways drummer Sandy West died following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.  She was 47. 

In 2007 
A priceless collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia was lost when the famed "Malibu Castle" in Southern California was destroyed by fire.  Songsheets for the tunes "Heartbreak Hotel" and "American Trilogy," more than 30 original film scripts Elvis used and had written notes in the margins, and one of Presley's cars were among the items destroyed.  Only Presley's Army uniform was able to be saved. 

In 2014 
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson announced that his terminal pancreatic cancer was cured.  He was initially given less than a year to live after being diagnosed in 2012.