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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Monday 7/25/16

Top 5 @ 5 - From May 1966

5) A Groovy Kind Of Love - The Mindbenders

4) When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge

3) Good Lovin'  - The Rascals

2) Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 -  Bob Dylan

1) Monday Monday  – The Mamas & The Papas

 
For: Monday, July 25, 2016 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1966 
Brian Jones played his last concert with the Rolling Stones. 

In 1969 
Neil Young performed with Crosby, Stills, and Nash for the first time, at the Filmore East in New York. 

In 1970 
Chicago released the single "25 Or 6 To 4." 

In 1977 
AC/DC released the album "Let There Be Rock." 

In 1992 
Bryan Adams was in a car accident in Switzerland.  He helped out the other driver, whose vehicle got stuck in an embankment as a result of the collision. 

In 1994 
An asteroid was named Zappafrank, after Frank Zappa. 

In 2001 
Bonnie Raitt and Doors drummer John Densmore were arrested at a demonstration against the Boise Cascade logging company's office in suburban Chicago. 

In 2002 
England's Queen Elizabeth the Second met with John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, at an unveiling ceremony for a plaque at the Liverpool airport which had been renamed in the late Beatle's honor.  The Queen later met with Paul McCartney at Liverpool's Walker Gallery, where he took her through an exhibit of his artwork. 

In 2003 
Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn died of heart failure.  He was 52. 

A student film featuring John Lennon doing a number of odd and mundane things -- like imitate a baboon -- sold at an auction for 53-thousand-700-dollars. 

In 2007 
The Rolling Stones donated a portion of the proceeds from their concert in Warsaw, Poland to the families of the 26 people killed three days earlier in a bus crash while on a Catholic pilgrimage.  The Polish faithful were traveling through a mountain community in France when their bus went off the road, landed in a ravine, and burst into flames. 

In 2008 
The Rolling Stones signed an extensive, long-term agreement with Universal Music Group, ending the band's lengthy relationship with EMI. 

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's movie "CSNY: Deja Vu" opened in theaters in select cities. 

In 2010 
John Fogerty's 1985 hit "Centerfield" was honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, marking the first time a musician or song had been recognized at the annual event.  Fogerty took the Induction Stage in Cooperstown, New York to perform the song in advance of the introduction of the Class of 2010. 

In 2011 
Officials in Liverpool, England announced that the city would name two streets after original Beatles drummer Pete Best. 

In 2012 
Orleans frontman Larry Hoppen died unexpectedly in Florida at the age of 61.