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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 9/23/16

Special Top 5 @ 5 Louisville Irish Fest "Green" Songs

5) Green Grass – Gary Lewis & The Playboys

4) Green Onions – Booker T. & The MGs

3) Green-Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf

2) Green River – CCR

1) Bowling Green – The Everly Brothers

 
 
For: Friday, September 23, 2016 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1967 
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played its first concert in Britain.  The show was at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1980 
David Bowie took on the role of "The Elephant Man" on Broadway. 

In 1983 
Motley Crue released the album "Shout At The Devil." 

In 1991 
Guitarist Izzy Stradlin left Guns N' Roses. 

In 1997 
The Rolling Stones kicked off the "Bridges to Babylon" tour. 

In 2003 
Paul McCartney and James Taylor performed at the launch of the "Night of a Thousand Dinners" benefit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in support of anti-landmine organizations. 

In 2004 
Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam -- also known as Cat Stevens -- said he was glad to be back home after being denied entry into the U.S.  He called the incident "totally ridiculous," adding that he was treated well by U.S. authorities and that he hoped officials would discover this was all "a big mistake." 

Elton John ripped into the media in the airport in Taiwan, shouting obscenities and calling reporters, camera crews, and photographers "rude, vile pigs!"  That night he performed in Taipei, marking the first concert of his career in the Asian country.  He addressed the incident during the show, saying he'd "never experienced such a rude welcome." 

In 2008 
Paul McCartney arrived in Israel two days before he played his first-ever concert in the country.  In addition, the 66-year-old former Beatle took third place in a wowOwow.com poll of the Sexiest Men Over 50, following actors Richard Gere and Denzel Washington. 

In 2010 
Heart's Nancy Wilson filed divorce papers in Los Angeles to officially end her 24-year marriage to filmmaker Cameron Crowe.  

Vince Neil's autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen" arrived in stores. 

In 2011 
The "Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare" maze, which the rocker helped design, opened at Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights." 

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Jeff Beck, Jane's Addiction, and Sublime With Rome were among the performers at the inaugural two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival, which launched in Las Vegas. 

In 2013 

Paul McCartney performed on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre in California, shutting down Hollywood Boulevard.  Nearly 10,00 people were in the audience during the 15-song performance.