Waky Week in Music History
Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Monday May 23, 2016
Top 5 @ 5 - December 1966
5) I'm A Believer – The Monkees
4) Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly – Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
3) Mellow Yellow - Donovan
2) Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
>>Today In Rock History
On This Day:
Iron Butterfly broke up. The band is best known for the epic 1968 track "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida."
The Jefferson Starship was banned from playing a free concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco due to a ban on electronic instruments. They later said that the hit "We Built This City" had been inspired by the ban.
Tom Petty filed for bankruptcy after MCA bought his record label, ABC.
Booking agent and promoter Ian Copeland died of skin cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 57. His brother, Police drummer Stewart Copeland, was at his bedside. Ian is credited with discovering the Scottish funk group Average White Band, and for helping launch the careers of a number of groups including Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers Band, Squeeze, R.E.M., and The Go-Go's.
Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show keyboardist Billy Francis died.
Lou Reed had a spider named after him. Biologists announced that they had named a new genus of the velvet spider "Loureedia" in honor of the Velvet Underground frontman.