Waky Week in Music History
Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Wednesday 6/29/16
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
>>Today In Rock History
On This Day:
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.
Pink Floyd released the album "A Saucerful of Secrets."
Deep Purple wrapped up a tour of Japan, which turned out to be Ian Gillan and Roger Glover's last show with the group.
Drummer Neal Peart joined Rush, replacing original drummer John Rustey.
The Eagles' "Already Gone" peaked at number 32 on the pop singles chart.
Peter Frampton was seriously injured in a car accident in the Bahamas.
Little Feat's Lowell George died of a heart attack.
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."
Mick Jagger and David Bowie recorded their cover of the Motown hit "Dancing In The Streets," and also shot the video for the song.
Aerosmith released the single "Cryin'."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neil Young's movie "Neil Young Journeys" opened in New York and Los Angeles.
The Rolling Stones made their performance debut at the UK's Glastonbury Festival.