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Johnny Randolph’s Top 5 @ 5 - Wednesday 9/18/19

Top 5 @ 5  March 1966

 
5) California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
  
4) Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful
 
3) Homeward Bound  – Simon & Garfunkel
 
2) Nowhere Man – The Beatles

1) 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
 
 
 
For: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

>>Today In Rock History

On This Day:

In 1970
Jimi Hendrix died due to "barbiturate intoxication."

In 1971
Pink Floyd became the first rock band to perform at the Classical Music Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland.

In 1978
Each member of Kiss released a solo album.

In 1983
Kiss unmasked -- band members appeared on MTV without their makeup.

In 2002
Carlos Santana and P.O.D. teamed up to perform "America" at the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.

In 2004
John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews were among the performers at Farm Aid 2004, staged at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Washington.

Lenny Kravitz, Velvet Revolver, The Strokes, Alice Cooper, James Brown, and The Doors of the 21st Century were among the artists who performed at the second of two "Rock Through Time" concerts, honoring the 50th anniversary of rock, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York.

In 2005
Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Los Lonely Boys, Wilco, and Widespread Panic were among those who joined Willie Nelson for Farm Aid 2005 in suburban Chicago.

In 2006
ZZ Top parted ways with its manager, Billy Ham, after a relationship of more than 40 years.  The group also split with its label, RCA, which had been ZZ Top's musical home since 1992.

In 2007
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Carlos Santana served as headliners at the Dream Concert, a fundraiser for the development of a memorial in Washington, DC for slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Others who appeared at the show, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, included Garth Brooks, John Legend, Usher, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Ludacris, and Wyclef Jean.

The jury in Phil Spector's murder trial announced that they were deadlocked and wouldn't be able to come to a unanimous verdict.  However, the judge didn't dismiss the case.

In 2011
Elton John and Aretha Franklin were among the performers joining Tony Bennett for his special New York Metropolitan Opera House debut.  The event served as Bennett's official 85th birthday celebration, and included a post-concert fundraising gala for the charity Exploring the Arts

In 2012
Paul McCartney joined Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. at an unveiling for the label's newly restored 1877 Steinway grand piano.  The ten-thousand-dollars-per-ticket event at New York City's Steinway Hall served as a fundraiser for the Motown Museum in Detroit, and featured McCartney playing the special instrument.  The former Beatle arranged and paid for the piano's restoration.

John Lennon led the "NME" list of the "Top Ten Ultimate Music Icons of the Last 60 Years."

The Beach Boys were honored with a 50th anniversary event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

In 2013

Lionel Richie launched his "All The Hits All Night Long" trek, which was his first tour in a decade.

Stephen Stills, Dr. John, Duane Eddy, and Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter were among the honorees at the Americana Honors and Awards show.  They all also performed at the event.  Stills reunited with his Buffalo Springfield bandmate Richie Furay to sing "For What It's Worth" at the ceremony.