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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Tuesday 7/16/19

Top 5 @ 5   December 1966

 
5) I'm Your Puppet – James & Bobby Purify
 
4) Devil With a Blue Dress On - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

3) You Keep Me Hanging On – Supremes

2) Good Vibrations – Beach Boys

1) Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band
 
 
For: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1966 
Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker formed Cream. 

In 1969 
The Who released the single "I'm Free." 

In 1973 
Bob Dylan released the album "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid," the soundtrack to the movie starring Kris Kristofferson.  Dylan also appeared in the film.  The album contains the hit "Knocking on Heaven's Door." 

In 1980 
The documentary "No Nukes," featuring performances from Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and the Doobie Brothers, premiered in New York. 

In 1992 
Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" was the featured song as Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for President. 

In 1996 
Styx drummer John Panozzo died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at his home in Chicago.  He was 47. 

In 2003 
Santana wrapped up the North American portion of his "Shaman" tour, and through the trek raised two-million-dollars to contribute to the fight against AIDS in South Africa. 

In 2008 
Billy Joel played the first of his Double Play at Shea concerts at New York's Shea Stadium.  The shows were the final rock concerts to be held at the famed baseball venue.  The performance included a tribute to The Beatles and guest appearances from Don Henley, John Mellencamp, and John Mayer. 

Rush appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," marking the first time the Canadian trio had appeared on U.S. TV since 1975. 

Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood entered rehab, ending an extended drinking binge of nearly two weeks.  During his drunken excursion the 61-year-old rocker had reportedly locked himself away at his home in Ireland with a 19-year-old waitress from Kazakhstan. 

In 2009 
A concert stage being built for Madonna collapsed in France.  Two workers were killed and six others injured at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille.  Madonna said she was "devastated by the news." 

In 2010 
U2 led "Forbes" magazine's list of "The Top Earning Musicians of 2010," raking in 130-million-dollars between June 2009 and June 2010.  AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, and Coldplay also made the top ten. 

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen married girlfriend Helen Simmons in a poolside ceremony in Florida.  Def Leppard's Rick Savage and Vivian Campbell were among those who attended the wedding.  

In 2011 
The crew of Atlantis, which was on NASA's final space shuttle mission, received a "wake-up" message that included remarks from Paul McCartney and The Beatles' song "Good Day Sunshine." 

In 2012 
Founding Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord died at the London Clinic, where he was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.  He was 71.