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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Thursday 7/27/17

Top 5 @ 5  July 1966

5) Cool Jerk - The Capitols
4) Paint it Black - The Rolling Stones
3) Hanky Panky - Tommy James & The Shondells
2 )Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
1) Paperback Writer - The Beatles

For: Thursday, July 27, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1955 
Chuck Berry's Maybellene" broke into the R&B chart. 

In 1969 
Led Zeppelin and The Doors performed at the Seattle Pop Festival. 

In 1974 
Lynyrd Skynyrd released the single "Sweet Home Alabama." 

In 1976 
Bruce Springsteen sued his manager for breech of contract and fraud.  A subsequent counter-suit prevented Springsteen from officially working for a year. 

John Lennon finally won his battle to remain in the U.S., and he was granted a green card. 

In 1978 
The Doobie Brothers' album "Takin' It To The Streets" was certified Platinum. 

In 1979 
Alice Cooper's Indian art store in Scottsdale, Arizona was firebombed. 

In 1981 
Stevie Nicks released the album "Bella Donna." 

In 1986 
Queen became the first Western act to play Budapest, Hungary in more than 25 years. 

In 1987 
.38 Special released the album "Flashback." 

In 1999 
Eric Clapton released the album "Blues." 

In 2001 
Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson died in his sleep.  He was 49. 
  
The three-day WOMAD Festival began.  Festival founder Peter Gabriel made two appearances at the event, performing at the fest for the first time since 1994. 

In 2004 
U2's Bono was in Boston to perform at a tribute concert honoring Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and to speak to a student group about social activism. 

In 2007 
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley was hospitalized after suffering a "cardiac event" while prepping for a concert in San Jacinto, California.  Doctors became concerned when the rocker's pulse skyrocketed to 190 beats per minute, and stayed that high for more than an hour.  Because it was so close to showtime Stanley encouraged his band mates to play the show without him, marking the first time Kiss performed as a trio. 

In 2008 
Jon Bon Jovi's Arena Football League team the Philadelphia Soul took the 2008 AFL title with a 59-to-56 win over the San Jose SaberCats in the championship game in New Orleans. 

In 2010 
Aretha Franklin joined former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a benefit concert in Philadelphia.  The event was a fundraiser for The Mann Center's education programs and other local programs to support inner city children in the community.

In 2013 
Chaka Khan was honored in her hometown of Chicago with a dedication ceremony renaming a portion of South Blackstone Avenue "Chaka Khan Way."