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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Wednesday 8/24/16

Top 5 @ 5 - January 1971

5) Black Magic Woman - Santana

4) The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

3) Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn

2) One Less Bell To Answer - The Fifth Dimension

1) My Sweet Lord – George Harrison

 
For: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1967 
A 17-year-old Bruce Springsteen joined the trio Earth. 

In 1968 
In celebration of his birthday, Who drummer Keith Moon drove a Lincoln Continental into a swimming pool at a Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan. 

In 1974 
Cat Stevens' "Another Saturday Night" broke into the Top 40. 

In 1978 
Bruce Springsteen was on the cover of "Rolling Stone." 

In 1982 
R.E.M. released the album "Murmur." 

In 1984 
Neil Young made an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. 

In 1989 
The Who performed "Tommy" at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California.  Elton John, Billy Idol, and Patti LaBelle joined The Who for the show. 

In 1990 
Sinead O'Connor banned "The Star Spangled Banner" from her show in New Jersey. 

In 1994 
Bob Dylan sued Apple Computers, saying the company had released software that used his name without permission. 

In 2002 
Joe Walsh's "Big Brown Truck" ad for UPS made its TV debut. 

In 2005 
A postal facility near the late Ray Charles' recording studio in Los Angeles was renamed the Ray Charles Post Office Building in the legendary R&B star's honor. 

In 2006 
Reps for Aerosmith announced that bassist Tom Hamilton had just completed seven weeks of intensive treatment for throat cancer, and wouldn't be joining the group for its fall tour. 

ABC execs revealed that The Kinks had recently reunited to record a new version of "You Really Got Me," which was used in a promo for the TV series "Desperate Housewives." 

In 2007 
Bo Diddley suffered a heart attack while at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville for a checkup.  He went from an exam room to the emergency room, and later to the operating room where doctors installed a stent.  At the time Diddley was still recovering from a stroke he suffered three months earlier. 

In 2008 
Jimmy Page was among the performers at the Closing Ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.  The Led Zeppelin guitarist was featured in a segment devoted to Britain, since the next summer Olympics were to be held in London in 2012. 

In 2011
Rod Stewart launched the two-year run of his show "The Hits" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. 

In 2012 
Metallica filmed the first of three shows in Vancouver, British Columbia for their 3-D concert film, "Metallica Through The Never." 

In 2013 
Aretha Franklin was honored with the Beacon of Change Award at Major League Baseball's Beacon Awards Luncheon in Chicago.  However, health issues prevented the legendary Queen of Soul from attending the event to accept her award. 

The exhibit "Bob Dylan: Face Value," a special display of some of the folk-rock legend's portraits, opened at London's National Portrait Gallery.