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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Tuesday 5/22/18

Top 5 @ 5  June 1979

5) Bad Girls – Donna Summer

4) Just When I Needed You Most – Randy Vanwarmer

3) Ring My Bell  - Anita Ward

2) We Are Family – Sister Sledge

1) Hot Stuff  - Donna Summer


For: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1970 
The "Woodstock" album, including performances from the artists who played at the event, was certified Gold 

In 1971 
The Rolling Stones' album "Sticky Fingers" hit number one on the album chart. 

In 1976 
Wings' "Silly Love Songs" hit number one on the pop singles chart.  It stayed there for five weeks. 

In 1980 
Five Jimi Hendrix Gold records were stolen from Electric Lady Studios in New York City. 

In 1997 
U2 shut down stretches of downtown Kansas City freeways to shoot the video of "Do You Feel Loved," causing traffic problems in the city. 

In 1999 
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band set the record for number of shows during one stay at a single arena when they performed a 15-night stand at the Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey. 

In 2001 
The Motley Crue book "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band" was released. 

In 2003 
Paul McCartney received an honorary doctorate from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. 

U2, Coldplay, Bryan Ferry, and Brian Wilson each received honorary awards at the UK's Ivor Novello Awards in London. 

In 2006 
Surviving members of Led Zeppelin met the King of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall to receive the Polar Music Prize. 

While in Africa in support of his campaign for AIDS assistance and debt relief, U2's Bono visited a school in Nigeria and joined a traditional African band in a performance at a restaurant in Mali's capital city. 

In 2007 
The revived Smashing Pumpkins made their concert debut with a show in Paris. 

In 2008 
Phil Collins received the International Achievement award and David Gilmour earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 53rd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London. 

In 2011 
Train and U2 were among the winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.  Justin Bieber was the big winner at the event, while Neil Diamond received the Icon Award. 

In 2012 
Jimmy Buffett hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and VIP reception as part of the grand opening of his Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The facility was five-years in the making.  Buffett first announced his plans to open a Margaritaville casino in Biloxi in 2007. 

In 2013 
Carole King performed at the White House as the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.