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Waky Week in Music History

Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Wednesday 10/16/19
 
Top 5 @ 5  February 1966
 
5) We Can Work it Out - Beatles
 
4) Barbara Ann - Beach Boys
 
3) Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
  
2) Lightning Strikes – Lou Christie
 
1) My Love - Petula Clark
 
 

For: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

>>Today In Rock History

On This Day:

In 1968
Led Zeppelin, under the name the New Yardbirds, played their first concert at a club in London.

In 1972
Creedence Clearwater Revival announced the group was breaking up.

In 1977
Steely Dan released the album "Aja."

In 1990
ZZ Top released the album "Recycler."

In 1997
Alice Cooper was recognized for his contribution to the world of fantasy and horror with the first every Eyegore Award from Universal Studios in Hollywood.

In 2001
New album releases included John Mellencamp's "Cuttin' Heads" and the September 11th fundraising CD "The Day America Cried - Songs of Hope For a Unified Nation," featuring members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Night Ranger, 38 Special, and others.

In 2003
Simon & Garfunkel launched their "Old Friends" reunion tour with a show in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

In 2006
Meat Loaf presented "Bat Out of Hell on Broadway" before a sold out house at London's Royal Albert Hall.  The three-act show offered a chronological presentation of material from the singer's three "Bat" albums.

In 2011
Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and Sheryl Crow were among the performers at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, DC.

In 2012
Memphis, Tennessee announced the launch of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.  Inaugural inductees included Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, and ZZ Top.  Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MG's, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, and The Staple Singers were also among the first 25 stars receiving the honor.

In 2015
Patti Smith was said to be moved to tears after a fan returned a bag of stolen goods to the singer, 36 years after they went missing.