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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 -Tuesday 3/20/18

Top 5 @ 5  September 1978

5) Don't Look Back – Boston

4) Summer Nights – Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

3) Three Times A Lady – The Commodores

2) Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste Of Honey

1) Kiss You All Over - Exile


For: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1968 
Eric Clapton, Richie Furay, Neil Young, and Jim Messina were arrested at a private residence in Los Angeles and charged with, quote, "being in a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used."  It was a misdemeanor for which Clapton was found innocent, and the others had to pay small fines. 

In 1969 
Beatle John Lennon married Yoko Ono Cox at the Rock of Gibraltar. 

In 1971 
Janis Joplin's "Me And Bobby McGee" hit number one on the pop singles chart.  

T. Rex's "Hot Love" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart. 

In 1972 
T. Rex released the album "Electric Warrior," including the hit "Bang A Gong (Get It On.)" 

In 1979 
Journey released the album "Evolution." 

In 1982 
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'N Roll" began a seven-week run at number one on the pop singles charts. 

In 1991 
Eric Clapton's four-year-old son, Conor, fell to his death from a 53rd floor window of his mother's apartment in New York City.  A grieving dad wrote the Grammy-winning song "Tears In Heaven" in memory of the boy. 

In 2006 
Aerosmith formally cancelled the rest of the band's spring tour after missing eight of the past nine scheduled shows.  The trek was scrapped because singer Steven Tyler needed surgery for a throat condition, and reps for the group were denying he was battling throat cancer. 

In 2007 
Jury selection began in Phil Spector's murder trial for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. 

The Jefferson Airplane's former manager filed a lawsuit against founding band member Paul Kantner over the rocker's use of the name Starship in a promotion the band did with Microsoft. 

In 2008 
Keyboardist Danny Federici made his last concert appearance with Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band.  He joined the group to perform a few songs at their show in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The keyboardist wasn't taking part in the band's tour because he was undergoing treatments for melanoma.  Federici passed away a month later. 

Kraftwerk drummer Klaus Dinger died of heart failure.  He was 61. 

In 2010 
Glenn Frey was the headliner for the 16th annual Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, Arizona.  The event raises money for a variety of causes and organizations including the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. 

In 2013 
Bon Jovi's "What About Now?" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, while David Bowie's "The Next Day" opened at number two on the list.  

In 2014 
Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to his 1969 hit "Lay Lady Lay," which the folk-rock legend wrote in pencil on a piece of Atlantic Lumber Company note paper, sold at an auction for more than 229-thousand-700 dollars.