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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Thursday 10/19/17

Top 5 @ 5 From January 1968

5)  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight & The Pips

4) Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett & the Union Gap

3) Daydream Believer – The Monkees

2) Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) – John Fred & His Playboy Band

1) Hello Goodbye – The Beatles                                                                                       

 

For: Thursday, October 19, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1968 
The New Yardbirds took on the name Led Zeppelin. 

In 1989 
The Rolling Stones released the single "Rock And A Hard Place," backed with "Cook Cook Blues." 

In 2001 
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Joan Jett were among the performers at a September 11th fundraiser concert in Red Bank, New Jersey. 

In 2003 
Jimmy Cliff received the Order of Merit in Jamaica in honor of his work in music and film. 

In 2004 
New releases included Tommy Lee's book "Tommyland," the DVD "David Bowie - A Reality Tour," and Rod Stewart's album "Stardust...The Great American Songbook Volume 3." 

In 2007 
Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. was honored by the city of Detroit with the renaming of West Grand Boulevard, which was changed to Berry Gordy Jr. Boulevard.  Gordy launched Motown Records from a two-story house on West Grand. 

In 2010 
New releases included Elton John and Leon Russell's "The Union," the Indigo Girls' first Christmas album, "Holly Happy Days," and Rod Stewart's "Fly Me To The Moon...The Great American Songbook, Volume Five." 

In 2011 
Jon Bon Jovi opened Soul Kitchen, a restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey in which patrons can purchase meals with cash donations or through volunteering their time. 

In 2012 
AC/DC's "Back In Black" topped Gibson.com's list of the "Top Ten Riffs of the '80s." 

In 2014 
Raphael Ravenscroft died at the age 60 of a suspected heart attack.  He played the sax riff on the Gerry Rafferty hit 'Baker Street.'