Waky Week in Music History
Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 9/23/16
Special Top 5 @ 5 Louisville Irish Fest "Green" Songs
5) Green Grass – Gary Lewis & The Playboys
4) Green Onions – Booker T. & The MGs
3) Green-Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf
2) Green River – CCR
1) Bowling Green – The Everly Brothers
>>Today In Rock History
On This Day:
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played its first concert in Britain. The show was at London's Royal Albert Hall.
David Bowie took on the role of "The Elephant Man" on Broadway.
Motley Crue released the album "Shout At The Devil."
Guitarist Izzy Stradlin left Guns N' Roses.
The Rolling Stones kicked off the "Bridges to Babylon" tour.
Paul McCartney and James Taylor performed at the launch of the "Night of a Thousand Dinners" benefit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, in support of anti-landmine organizations.
Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam -- also known as Cat Stevens -- said he was glad to be back home after being denied entry into the U.S. He called the incident "totally ridiculous," adding that he was treated well by U.S. authorities and that he hoped officials would discover this was all "a big mistake."
Elton John ripped into the media in the airport in Taiwan, shouting obscenities and calling reporters, camera crews, and photographers "rude, vile pigs!" That night he performed in Taipei, marking the first concert of his career in the Asian country. He addressed the incident during the show, saying he'd "never experienced such a rude welcome."
Paul McCartney arrived in Israel two days before he played his first-ever concert in the country. In addition, the 66-year-old former Beatle took third place in a wowOwow.com poll of the Sexiest Men Over 50, following actors Richard Gere and Denzel Washington.
Heart's Nancy Wilson filed divorce papers in Los Angeles to officially end her 24-year marriage to filmmaker Cameron Crowe.
Vince Neil's autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen" arrived in stores.
The "Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare" maze, which the rocker helped design, opened at Universal Studios Hollywood's "Halloween Horror Nights."
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Jeff Beck, Jane's Addiction, and Sublime With Rome were among the performers at the inaugural two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival, which launched in Las Vegas.
Paul McCartney performed on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre in California, shutting down Hollywood Boulevard. Nearly 10,00 people were in the audience during the 15-song performance.