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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Wednesday 8/21/19

Top 5 @ 5  August 1984

5) Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
4) Sad Songs(Say So Much) – Elton John

3) What's Love Got to Do With It – Tina Turner

2) When Doves Cry – Prince

1) Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr.

For: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1961 
Elvis Presley started a three-week run at number on eon the U.S. album chart with "Something For Everybody." 

In 1965 
The Rolling Stones' disc "Out Of Our Heads" hit number one on the U.S. album chart.  The album includes the hits "Satisfaction," "Play With Fire," and "The Last Time." 

In 1971 
Paul McCartney's single "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" broke into the Top 40 chart. 

In 1972 
Police maced Jefferson Starship's Grace Slick at a concert in Akron, Ohio.  The ruckus started when the band's equipment manager called the police "pigs." 

In 1973 
The Allman Brothers' album "Brothers & Sisters" and Grand Funk Railroad's album "We're An American Band" were certified Gold.

In 2005 
The Rolling Stones launched the "A Bigger Bang" world tour with the first of two concerts in Boston. 

Electronic instrument pioneer Robert Moog, who invented the Moog synthesizer, passed away at his home in Asheville, North Carolina.  He'd been diagnosed with brain cancer four months earlier.  Moog was 71. 

In 2006 
Psychic Uri Geller took legal action over the ownership of Elvis Presley's first house, filing a lawsuit because he believed he placed the winning bid when the property went up for auction on eBay three months earlier.  The seller instead sold the house to music producer Mike Curb. 

In 2010 

Billy Joel's concert film "Last Play at Shea" had a special screening at New York's at CitiField, which replaced the old Shea Stadium.  A crowd of more than 20-thousand was expected to turn out for the event. 

In 2011 
Rod Stewart gained a granddaughter.  His daughter Kimberly Stewart gave birth on her own 32nd birthday.  The baby's father is actor Benicio Del Toro. 

In 2012 
The Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine underwent surgery for a broken wrist.  She'd hurt herself a few days earlier at her home in Texas.  Her injury forced her to skip the group's "Vacation" 30th anniversary tour. 

Alanis Morissette was added to the RockWalk on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. 

Lisa Marie Presley made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. 

KISS debuted their career-spanning, five-foot wide, 45-pound photography book, "Monster," at an event at West Hollywood's Viper Room. 

In 2013 
Concert promoter Sid Bernstein, who was widely credited for fueling the 1960s British invasion by bringing such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Herman's Hermits to the America, died at the age of 95.