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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Friday 9/20/19

Special Top 5 @ 5  "Bad Grammar Songs"

 
5) You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
  
4) Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan
 
3) Lay Down Sally  – Eric Clapton
 
2) Ain't Even Done with the Night – John "Cougar" Mellencamp

1) One Night - Elvis Presley
 
 
 
For: Friday, September 20, 2019

>>Today In Rock History

On This Day:

In 1966
George Harrison went to India for his first visit with Marharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In 1969
Blind Faith's self-titled album hit number one on the U.S. and UK album charts.

In 1971
Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to embark on a solo career.

In 1973
Singer-songwriter Jim Croce died in a plane crash.  He was 30 years old.

In 1975
David Bowie's "Fame" hit number one on the pop singles chart.

Bruce Springsteen released the single "Born To Run."

In 1983
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Steve Winwood were among the performers at The ARMS Benefit.  The concert raised money to support research for multiple sclerosis.  It was prompted by former Faces bassist Ronnie Lane, who had the disease.

In 1986
Huey Lewis and the News' "Stuck With You" hit number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1993
The Moody Blues gave the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles a cassette copy of the album "Days of Future Past" that astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson had taken with him on a space shuttle flight.

In 1994
Bon Jovi released the single "Always."

In 1995
Van Halen performed an outdoor concert in Denver, even though a storm had just blanketed the city with eleven inches of snow.

In 2001

Taping of the TNT John Lennon tribute concert, which was supposed to happen on this day, was scrapped.  Organizers decided instead to air the concert live from New York's Radio City Music Hall 12 days later.

In 2003
A building at the "Old Chuck Berry Lodge," the veteran guitarist's estate in Wentzville, Missouri, burned down in what authorities considered a suspicious blaze.

In 2005
A lengthy list of artists including Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, John Fogerty, and Elvis Costello, took part in the hurricane relief benefit concerts "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy," which were staged at New York's Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

INXS chose singer J.D. Fortune to be the band's new frontman on the finale of the reality TV series "Rock Star: INXS."

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page received honorary Rio de Janeiro citizenship in recognition of the charitable work he'd done in the Brazilian city.

In 2007
Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi, and John Mayer were among those who took part in the VH1 Save the Music Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala at Lincoln Center in New York.  Mariah Carey, former President Bill Clinton, and then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton were among those honored for their support.

The jury in Phil Spector's murder trial resumed deliberations after receiving new instructions from the judge.  The panel had announced a day earlier that they were deadlocked and wouldn't be able to come to a decision in the case.  The judge was hoping that by clarifying the rules the jury would be able to eventually render a verdict.

In 2008
John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Arlo Guthrie were among the performers at Farm Aid 2008, in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

In 2010
Leonard Skinner -- the real-life gym teacher who inspired the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd -- died in his sleep at a nursing home in Jacksonville, Florida.  He was 77.

In 2011
The Bob Dylan exhibit "The Asian Series," featuring the singer-songwriter's drawings and paintings from his trips to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and China, opened in a New York City gallery.  It was his first time his visual art had a showcase in New York.

Superheavy - an all-star collaboration between Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, British R&B singer Joss Stone, reggae performer Damian Marley, and "Slumdog Millionaire" composer A.R. Rahman -- released their self-titled debut album.