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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 9/22/17

Special Top 5 @ 5  "Green Songs for Irish Fest"

5) Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers

4) Greenfields  – Brothers Four

3) Green Grass – Gary Lewis & The Playboys

2) Green-Eyed Lady  Sugarloaf

1) Green River – CCR
 
 
For: Friday, September 22, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1962 
Bob Dylan made his first appearance at New York's Carnegie Hall. 

In 1965 
During a Who tour of Scandinavia, Roger Daltrey was almost kicked out of the band because he punched out Keith Moon. 

In 1972 
David Bowie played his first U.S. concert, at Cleveland's Music Hall. 

In 1980 
John Lennon signed with Geffen Records. 

In 1983 
Kiss released the album "Lick It Up." 

In 1986 
Chicago released the album "Chicago 18." 

In 1998 
New releases included Kiss' album and video "Psycho Circus" and Phil Collins' CD "...Hits." 

In 2002 
The September 11th fundraiser "America: A Tribute to Heroes" took the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special.  The unprecedented telethon, which aired on all major networks as well as many cable stations simultaneously, featured performances from numerous artists, including Bruce Springsteen, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Neil Young. 

In 2003 
Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora became co-owners of the Arena Football League team the Philadelphia Soul. 

In 2004 
Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam -- also known as Cat Stevens -- returned to Britain a day after being denied entry into the U.S. because his name was on a U.S. government terrorist watch list. 

In 2005 
Phil Spector filed a lawsuit against a former personal assistant who he claimed had taken several hundred-thousand-dollars from his different accounts. 

In 2010 
Fox officially announced that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler would be joining Jennifer Lopez as the two new judges on "American Idol." 

In 2013 
Elton John and Carrie Underwood were among the performers at the Emmy Awards.  Elton played a tribute to Liberace, while Underwood sang The Beatles' "Yesterday" during a salute to TV milestones from 1963 and the launch of Beatlemania.  Paul McCartney authorized her performance, writing a personal letter to her giving her permission to sing the classic song.