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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Tuesday 8/23/16

Top 5 @ 5 - November 1976

5) Magic Man - Heart

4) She's Gone - Hall & Oates

3) If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

2) Rock'n Me - The Steve Miller Band

1) Tonight's The Night – Rod Stewart

 
For: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1962 
John Lennon married Cynthia Powell.  Paul McCartney was Lennon's best man. 

In 1965 
British police hosed down frantic Rolling Stones fans outside the BBC studios in Manchester. 

In 1968 
It was the beginning of the end for the Beatles when Ringo quit the band.  He later returned. 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Big Brother and the Holding Company performed at the New York Rock Festival in Flushing Meadows, Queens. 

In 1969 
The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Woman" hit number one on the pop singles chart. 

In 1971 
Pink Floyd began the final sessions for the album "Meddle." 

In 1974 
Drummer Max Weinberg joined Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. 

In 1980 
David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" hit number one on the UK pop singles chart. 

In 1982 
Rush released the album "Fly By Night." 

In 1986 
Genesis' "Throwing It All Away" entered the Top 40 chart. 

In 1988 
Aerosmith released the video "3 X 5." 

In 1989 
Cars frontman Ric Ocasek married model Paulina Porizkova. 

In 1990 
Billy Idol began a tour in Montreal, just six months after being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. 

In 1991 
Organizers of "Nobody's Child" received their first royalty check from Warner Brothers for 500-thousand-dollars.  Elton John, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Guns N' Roses, The Traveling Wilburys, and The Cars' vocalist Ric Ocasek appeared on the album.  The project was a fundraiser for Romanian orphans. 

In 2002 
Ozzy Osbourne's interview, over which he sent a letter of protest to the Fox News Channel, aired on the network.  While Osbourne discussed his wife's cancer and his family's MTV reality TV show, he insisted he thought the only portion that was going to air was his comments on Elvis Presley, and consequently the interview was, quote, "conducted under false pretenses." 

In 2004 
Queen became the first Western rock group to have its albums officially authorized for sale in Iran.  The classic rock group with the flamboyant frontman got the OK from authorities because the late Freddie Mercury was of Iranian descent. 

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page became the first musician to be inducted into London's Walk of Fame. 

Billy Preston offered a performance and discussion of his life at a lecture at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. 

In 2006 
Ozzy Osbourne topped a British "Reader's Digest" poll of the UK's silliest celebrity. 

Linda Ronstadt was forced to cancel upcoming concerts because she was battling a, quote, "serious illness that requires surgery."  Her condition wasn't revealed, but she made a full recovery. 

In 2007 
Stevie Wonder launched a 14-city tour in San Diego, California.  It was the first time he'd hit the road in more than 20 years. 

Queen guitarist Brian May learned that he would receive his doctorate in astrophysics after he successfully presented and defended his thesis at England's Imperial College. 

During a concert in Los Angeles, Ted Nugent went into a controversial on-stage rant about Democratic Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Holding machine guns, he used obscenities to suggest that the politicians perform various sex acts with the weapons.  

In 2012 
The New York Department of Corrections parole board once again denied John Lennon's killer release from prison.  Mark David Chapman had made his seventh bid for parole in a hearing the previous day.  Lennon's widow Yoko Ono was among those who had sent letters to the parole board opposing Chapman's release.