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Top 5 @ 5 - From December 1971

5) Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher

4) Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites

3) Baby I'm A Want You - Bread

2) Theme From Shaft -  Isaac Hayes

1) Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone

 
For: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1967 
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were convicted in London of drug charges stemming from a bust at Richards' home.  Jagger was sentenced to three months to a year and Richards to one year.  The sentences were suspended on appeal. 

In 1968 
Pink Floyd released the album "A Saucerful of Secrets." 

In 1973 
Deep Purple wrapped up a tour of Japan, which turned out to be Ian Gillan and Roger Glover's last show with the group. 

In 1974 
Drummer Neal Peart joined Rush, replacing original drummer John Rustey. 

The Eagles' "Already Gone" peaked at number 32 on the pop singles chart. 

In 1978 
Peter Frampton was seriously injured in a car accident in the Bahamas. 

In 1979 
Little Feat's Lowell George died of a heart attack. 

In 1984 
Bruce Springsteen kicked off his first U.S. tour in three years before nearly 18-thousand fans at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Music critics called The Boss "the most exciting performer in rock." 

In 1985 
Mick Jagger and David Bowie recorded their cover of the Motown hit "Dancing In The Streets," and also shot the video for the song. 

In 1993 
Aerosmith released the single "Cryin'." 

In 2002 
Rod Stewart took part in a tree planting ceremony in London's Hyde Park.  Later he performed at a benefit concert for Prince Charles' Prince's Trust Fund. 

In 2004 
David Bowie cancelled a concert in Vienna as he continued his recovery from what at the time was said to be treatment for a pinched nerve in his shoulder.  He'd actually had angioplasty surgery several days earlier to open a blocked artery. 

In 2006 
The late Otis Redding, Chubby Checker, and the Delfonics were among the artists honored at the 2006 Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Awards in Philadelphia. 

In 2007 
The Ramones movies "Too Tough To Die" and "Live At The US Festival 1982" had their world premiere screening as a double header at the The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which is where the late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone is buried. 

Marshall Tucker Band guitarist George McCorkle died in Nashville following a battle with cancer. 

Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Anka, and Anne Murray were honored with their images on postage stamps in their homeland, issued by Canada Post. 

In 2011 
Stevie Nicks and Train frontman Pat Monahan were among the guest performers on the season one finale of NBC's "The Voice," in which Javier Colon was named the winner. 

In 2012 
Neil Young's movie "Neil Young Journeys" opened in New York and Los Angeles. 

In 2013 
The Rolling Stones made their performance debut at the UK's Glastonbury Festival.