NEWS PLUS:

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.

Top 40 in August 1967: The Summer of Love

The Summer of Love resonated this week on New York’s WABC as a Beatles favorite held the top spot followed by hits from The Doors, the Monkees and Stevie Wonder

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Top 40 Mirrored Los Angeles Riots in August 1965

The tumultuous times occurring in LA in the summer of 1965 were in step with what Top 40 radio was playing with songs by the Animals + Barry McGuire

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Top 10 Radio Hits for Mid-August 1968

Top 40 was rocking in 1968 this week with a WLS Chicago Top 10 dominated by many classic rock favorites, including hits by The Doors, the Rascals, Cream and Steppenwolf

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Top 40 Radio Hits For August 1972

A re-release of “Layla” was joined in the Top 10 this week with one of the all-time great rebellious classic rock anthems

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50 Years Ago: Radio Hits for July 1966

What a great week along with some wild stories about some of the biggest songs on the radio including hits by The Troggs, Mamas & the Papas and the Lovin’ Spoonful

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Radio Hits for July 1973

Classic rock acts dominated the Top 40 this week in 1973 with all-time greats by Three Dog Night, George Harrison, the Doobie Brothers and Jim Croce

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50 Years Ago: Celebrating July 1966 Radio Hits

Many songs in this week’s Top 10 would become all-time classics. It wasn’t unusual for pop + rock bands like The Beatles and Stones to share the airwaves with popular vocalists.

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Top 40 in June 1967 Gets Some ‘Respect’

With the Summer of Love around the corner, the biggest songs on the radio this week included several all-time classic rock greats from the Jefferson Airplane, the Turtles and the Queen of Soul

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Classic Rock Hits on Top 40 May 1973

Check out the videos from some all-time greats including Steely Dan, the Edgar Winter Group and Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle With You.”

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Prince Dominates Album Sales Chart

The anticipated rush for Prince’s music has arrived at retail and ecommerce sites. And the artist’s albums aren’t the only classic rock releases topping the charts

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