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What’s the latest info about about rock music and the most interesting and momentous events in its past? You can find it all here: breaking news and articles of interest from around the Web, sales and airplay charts both new and from the past, nuggets of rock history and lore along with notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently-departed artists and other musical figures of note.

David Bowie to Fall to Earth on Off Broadway

David Bowie is collaborating on a musical theater version of the 1976 film he starred in, The Man Who Fell to Earth, which will include new music from him. It will premiere in New York City sometime in the next year.

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40 Years Ago: Top 40 Rock Hits in November 1976

A novelty hit topped this week’s chart but there were huge rock hits from Frampton, Boston, Kiss, Rod Stewart and Steve Miller. More cowbell, anyone?

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits October 1978

We’re not kidding! The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that radio format

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits October 1965

The Beatles’ “Yesterday” – one of the most recorded songs ever – was #1 this week in 1965. But a few months later an instrumental would beat it for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits October 1969

The Stones + CCR shared the Top 10 spotlight this week with some huge bubblegum hits. Check out some of the greats that were also on their way to the top… as good as it gets

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits in Early October 1974

The Best Classic Bands chart nerds noticed that this week featured 3 hits at the top with the word “Nothing” in the title: great songs by BTO, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits in Late September 1968

Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had some all-time greats in its Top 10 this week including The Beatles’ longest-running #1

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits In September 1964

The Top 10 during the week of September 18, 1964 on Chicago’s WLS featured some of classic rock’s most enduring hits from several British Invasion acts

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Look Back: Top 40 Hits in Mid-September 1973

Five all-time classic rock hits were in the Top 10 this week in 1973 on Boston’s Top 40 station WRKO. Could it get any better than this?

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Top 40 Hits in Early September 1972

This week on Los Angeles’ Top 40 KHJ included some all-time classic rock greats including hits by the O’Jays, the Raspberries, Moody Blues + Three Dog Night

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