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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 -Thursday 12/14/17

Top 5 @ 5  May 1967
 
5) Close Your Eyes  - Peaches and Herb

4) Happy Together  – The Turtles

3) A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You  – The Monkees

2Sweet Soul Music  - Arthur Conley
1) The Happening - The Supremes                                     
 
For: Thursday, December 14, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1962 
Bob Dylan released his first single, "Mixed Up Confusion" backed with "Corrina Corrina." 

In 1963 
The Beatles single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart.  It replaced the group's "She Loves You," making The Beatles the first band in British chart history to bump itself from the top spot on the chart. 

In 1967 
Dick Clark announced he was producing a film about hippies called "The Love Children."  The movie eventually was named "Psych-Out," and featured The Seeds and the Strawberry Alarm Clock. 

In 1972 
The movie "Born To Boogie," starring Marc Bolan and featuring Elton John, premiered in London. 

In 1973 
Loggins & Messina and the Guess Who appeared on "The Midnight Special." 

In 1974 
David Crosby and Graham Nash played a benefit concert for the United Farm Workers and Project Jonah, a whale protection media project. 

Styx released "Lady." 

In 1976 
Led Zeppelin began rehearsals for their next North American tour, the group's first trek across the U.S. in two years. 

In 1980 
Steely Dan released the album "Gaucho," including the hit "Hey Nineteen." 

Yoko Ono called for a ten-minute silent vigil for John Lennon, who was killed six days earlier. 

In 1991 
U2's "Mysterious Ways" broke into the Top 40. 

In 1995 
Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan were among the artists who performed on at TV tribute to Frank Sinatra. 

Files related to efforts to deport John Lennon were made public by the FBI. 

In 1999 
Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson was hospitalized with intestine and urinary tract infections.  His condition forced the group to cancel a show in Odessa, Texas. 

In 2000 
Bon Jovi, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks, and Blues Traveler's John Popper were among the artists who performed at the White House for the annual Special Olympics fund raiser, A Very Special Christmas. 

In 2001 
Former Deep Purple frontman Glen Hughes performed as part of the Red, White, and Rockforever concert series, raising money for the American Red Cross and the USO. 

In 2003 
Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne's remake of Black Sabbath's "Changes" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart. 

In 2004 
A public memorial service for the late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was held at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas.  Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, and Jerry Cantrell joined "Dimebag's" brother, Vinnie Paul, at the service. 

In 2005 
Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page received his Order of the British Empire award, or OBEs, from Britain's Queen during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. 

In 2006 
Yoko Ono's chauffeur was arraigned in New York City on charges stemming from an alleged extortion plot against the late John Lennon's widow.  He pled not guilty to the charges. 

The Rolling Stones topped Billboard Boxscore's list of the Ten Highest Grossing Tours Of 2006, with earnings of 437-million-dollars -- which was more than double that of Madonna, the number two artist on the list. 

Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died, several weeks after suffering a severe brain injury in a fall at a Rolling Stones concert.  He was 83. 

In 2010 

Jon Bon Jovi was named a member of the new White House Council on Community Solutions.  The council was created to advise the president on ways to unite residents, businesses, and local government agencies to solve problems within communities. 

In 2012 
Madonna's "MDNA" trek took the top spot on "Billboard's" list of the highest-grossing tours of 2012, raking in a total of 228 million dollars.  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "Wrecking Ball" tour ranked second, followed by Roger Waters' "The Wall" tour. 

In 2013 
Carlos Santana played a special homecoming concert in Guadalajara, Mexico, featuring guests Gloria Estefan, Juanes, and Miguel.  The show celebrated Santana's first all-Spanish album, "Corazón," which was released five months later.