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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Tuesday 8/22/17

Top 5 @ 5  December 1981

5) I Can't Go For That – Hall & Oates

4) Young Turks – Rod Stewart

3) Let's Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire

2) Waiting For a Girl Like You – Foreigner

1) Physical – Olivia Newton-John

For: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1969 
The Beatles filmed a video for the song "The Long and Winding Road." 

In 1973 
Steely Dan released the album "Can't Buy A Thrill." 

In 1975 
Jefferson Starship's album "Red Octopus" was certified Gold.  The hit single "Miracles" is on that record. 

In 1979 
Led Zeppelin released its final original album, "In Through The Out Door." 

In 1989 
Motley Crue released the single "Dr. Feelgood." 

In 1992 
Tom Cochran's "Life is a Highway" peaked at number six on the pop singles chart. 

In 2004 
The Steve Miller Band performed at a benefit for the Northwest Organization for Animal Help Center in Redmond, Washington. 

Maroon 5's album "Songs About Jane" hit number one on the UK chart. 

In 2006 
Original Knack drummer Bruce Gary died in Tarzana, California of an unidentified illness.  He was 54. 

In 2008 
A plaque recognizing the late James Brown was unveiled in a ceremony at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia.  The plaque, which was installed a day earlier, officially commemorated the 2006 renaming of the venue. 

In 2010 
Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, and The Scorpions' James Kottak were honored at the first-ever "Vegas Rocks!" Magazine Awards in Las Vegas. 

In 2011 
Ashford and Simpson's Nickolas Ashford died at a hospital in New York City.  He had been battling cancer.  Ashford was 70. 

Songwriting legend Jerry Leiber, of the famed Leiber and Stoller songwriting duo, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of cardiopulmonary failure.  He was 78.  Lieber and Stoller wrote numerous Elvis Presley hits, including "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Loving You," and King Creole."  Their other hits include "On Broadway," "Kansas City," "Yakety Yak," and "Young Blood." 

In 2012 
The man who killed John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, went before the New York Department of Correction parole board in his seventh bid to be released from prison.  Officials announced the following day that his request had been denied. 

Mick Fleetwood launched a four-day series of events to celebrate the opening of his new restaurant, Fleetwood's on Front Street, in Maui.