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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 7/21/17

Special Top 5 @ 5  "Songs Where the Lead Singer Got No Credit"

5) Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
4) Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
3) If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
2 )Sugar Sugar - The Archies
1) He's A Rebel - The Crystals

For: Friday, July 21, 2017 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1956 
Ed Sullivan signed Elvis Presley for three appearances on his show.  Meanwhile, "Billboard" called Presley "the most controversial entertainer since Liberace." 

In 1971 
The Ventures' album "Hawaii 5-0" was certified Gold. 

In 1972 
Rod Stewart released "Never a Dull Moment."  The album peaked at number two and had two top 40 hits, "You Wear it Well" and a remake of Jimi Hendrix's "Angel." 

In 1973 
Paul McCartney's "Live And Let Die" broke into the Top 40. 

In 1977 
Linda Ronstadt joined The Rolling Stones on stage at a concert in Tucson, Arizona to perform "Tumbling Dice."  

In 1979 
Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me" peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart. 

The Knack's "My Sharona" broke into the Top 40. 

In 1980 
The Grateful Dead's Keith Godchaux was injured in a car accident.  He died two days later. 

In 1987 
Guns N' Roses released the album "Appetite For Destruction." 

In 1989 
Alice Cooper released the album "Trash." 

In 1990 
The Moody Blues performed to help close The Goodwill Games in Seattle. 

In 2002 
Bob Seger escaped injury but his boat was damaged when he was caught in a severe thunderstorm on Lake Michigan.  He was out on the water sailing in the Chicago Yacht Club Race.  

In 2003 
The Jimi Hendrix Experience album "Are You Experienced" topped a "Mojo" magazine list of the Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time. 

In 2004 
Jimmy Buffett's album "License to Chill" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming his first chart-topping CD. 

In 2006 
Deep Purple scrapped a scheduled appearance at a Lebanese festival following an escalation in the violence in the region.  It was the 38-year-old rock group's first-ever concert cancellation. 

In 2007 
Sly Stone gave his first performance in the UK in more than 20 years, joining his sister's revived edition of The Family Stone at the British Lovebox Festival in London. 

In 2008 
Elton John made his concert debut in Vermont, performing at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction.  It was the only state in which he hadn't ever performed before. 

In 2009 
Jackson Browne settled his lawsuit against Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican National Committee, and the Ohio Republican Party.  The singer had taken legal action over their use of his 1977 hit "Runnin' On Empty" during the 2008 presidential campaign.  The financial terms of the settlement weren't disclosed, but Browne received a public apology from the three parties involved. 

In 2010 
Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi settled their 14-month legal dispute over the use and ownership of the name Black Sabbath. 

In 2013 
A Flock of Seagulls lost 70-thousand dollars worth of equipment when their van was stolen outside a hotel in Downey, California.