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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.

Look Back: Top Selling Albums April 1976

In a month when Apple Computer was formed, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Peter Frampton were dominating the US sales charts

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1979

In a year when the Sony Walkman and the Happy Meal were introduced, plenty of classic rock acts enjoyed some of their biggest hits. What was #1?

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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1982

Songs by Fleetwood Mac (group and solo), Joan Jett, Journey and John Cougar were among the biggest Top 40 hits as was a certain smash by Survivor

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Look Back: Radio Hits April 1969

Let these great songs from CCR, the Zombies, Glen Campbell, Edwin Starr, the 5th Dimension, an overlooked track from Steppenwolf and more, bring you back

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Look Back: Top Selling Albums of 1971

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of top-selling albums in the U.S.

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Look Back: Top Selling Albums of 1973

Classic rock was in its heyday and many of its biggest names released #1 albums this year. But only one could be the year’s biggest

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Look Back: Radio Hits March 1965

The British Invasion was in full swing as many of these acts shared the spotlight with U.S. pop and soul singers. No surprise who was #1

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Glenn Frey To Be Celebrated With Box Set: Listen

The collection includes material dating from the late ’60s pre-Eagles days through the ’80s hits and beyond. The DVD is a live show from 1992.

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Ringo Starr Gets Knighted: ‘It Means a Lot’

More than 20 years after his former bandmate Paul McCartney received the honor, Ringo Starr has been knighted. The ceremony took place this morning (March 20) at Buckingham Palace, where Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, did the honors. “It

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Look Back: Radio Hits March 1977

Top 40 radio featured plenty of rock artists but the sounds were a bit softer. Bob Seger and Kansas had their first hits. Check out the list

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