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Today In Rock: May 5

1959

The Happy Organ (Dave "Baby" Cortez) was a hit.

1962

The Shirelles' "Soldier Boy" becomes their first #1 hit, topping the charts for three weeks.

1965

Alan Price announces he is leaving the Animals at the peak of their popularity. He is replaced by Dave Rowberry.

1968

Buffalo Springfield performs its final concert in Long Beach, California.

1973

David Bowie releases 'Aladdin Sane' ("a lad insane"), a further elaboration upon his hard-rocking spaceman persona. It yields the singles "Jean Genie" (#2 UK, #71 US) and "Drive-In Saturday" (#3 UK),

1973

Sweet hits #3 in the US with "Little Willy."

1979

Peaches & Herb hits #1 with "Reunited".

1979

Canadian trio Triumph hits the US charts with its second album, 'Just A Game'.

1984

Human League hits #11 in the UK with "The Lebanon".

1985

Crazy For You (Madonna) was a hit.

1986

Cleveland was awarded the site for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1990

Aerosmith hits #9 with "What It Takes".

1995

MTV announces the launch of its seventh international network, MTV Asia. The customized 24-hour English-language channel is targeted to 12-34 year-old audiences in Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore. With MTV Asia's launch, the service is distributed to more than 5 million television homes in 11 countries.