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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.

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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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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Classic Rock Stars Dominate April 2016 Album Sales

The top selling albums in the US this week looks like a flashback from the ’70s with new releases from Tom Petty, Graham Nash and Santana rocking sales

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March 1981 Top 40 Features All-Time Party Song

Classic rock hits by REO Speedwagon and John Lennon were joined by two from Blondie this week 35 years’ ago. Plus one that’s played at every wedding and championship game

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50 Years Ago On Top 40 KHJ

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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Bubblegum Atop The WABC Chart In 1969

The Stones and CCR shared the Top 10 spotlight this week with some huge bubblegum hits.

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‘Nothing’ Atop CKLW Top 40 in 1974

There was a whole lotta nothing in the Top 10 this week in 1974 from midwest powerhouse AM signal CKLW.

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KHJ Los Angeles Was Rolling 50 Years Ago

The Top 10 songs 50 years ago on KHJ Los Angeles featured big hits from Bob Dylan and The Beatles and no less than 5 songs performed by the same musicians. How can that be?

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