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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Monday 5/20/19


Top 5 @ 5  June 1984

5) Sister Christian – Night Ranger

4) Oh Sherrie – Steve Perry

3) Hello – Lionel Richie

2) Time After Time  – Cyndi Lauper

1) Let's Hear It for The Boy Deniece Williams


For: Monday, May 20, 2019 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1954 
Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" was released as a single.  It didn't become a hit until a year later when it was featured in the movie "Blackboard Jungle." 

In 1966 
The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey grew tired of waiting for John Entwistle and Keith Moon, and went on stage at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, England, performing with the bass player and drummer from the local band that opened the show.  When Moon and Entwistle made their late arrivals during the middle of the show Townshend smacked Moon on the head with his guitar, prompting the drummer to quit the band.  He returned a week later. 

In 1967 
Jimi Hendrix signed his first American record contract with Reprise Records.  He and his band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, had already released records on the Polydor and Track labels in Britain. 

In 2008 
The Chelsea Flower Show opened in Britain, featuring "Life to Life," a memorial garden honoring the late Beatle George Harrison. 

In 2010 
Bret Michaels, who was still recovering from a brain hemorrhage he experienced a month earlier, was hospitalized after suffering a "warning stroke."  Doctors discovered a hole in the rocker's heart as he underwent treatment. 

In 2012 
The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb died following a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was 62. 

Atlanta Rhythm Section's original drummer Robert Nix died in a Memphis area hospital.  He was 67. 

In 2013 
The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died at a clinic in Germany following a long battle with bile duct cancer.  He was 74.