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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 Radio Hits 1968

What a year! With all-time greats among the year’s best with songs by the Rascals, Steppenwolf, Grass Roots, Judy Collins, the Doors, the Beatles and more

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45 Years Ago: Top Radio Hits 1972

The Hollies, Raspberries, Harry Nilsson and Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed the biggest hits of their careers as pop and soul classics dominated Top 40 radio

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Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director, Dies

Among his greatest successes were ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Philadelphia’ and the Talking Heads concert film ‘Stop Making Sense.’

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Gregg Allman: ‘I’m Resting,’ Not in Hospice Care

It’s only an unsubstantiated rumor at this point, but some websites are reporting that the legendary Allman Brothers Band co-founder is under hospice care.

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Erin Moran, Happy Days’ Joanie, Dead at 56

She was only 14 when she signed on to play Joanie Cunningham in the popular TV sitcom, which led to a short-lived spinoff.

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Steve Winwood Opens Tour With Survey of Hits

The veteran British rock superstar reached back to Traffic, Blind Faith, the Spencer Davis Group and his solo albums for material.

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Tom Petty & Heartbreakers Open Tour With Rarity

The band’s 40th Anniversary Tour opened in Oklahoma City last night with a 21-song set, and a solid opening set from Joe Walsh. We have video and set lists!

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Top 40 April 1969: Hair, There and Everywhere

The hippie counterculture musical Hair was a Broadway smash and had 2 huge singles this week. There were also hits from The Zombies, Glen Campbell + Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Top Radio Hits 1969: Look Back

As the decade came to a close, rock acts joined R&B artists for an amazing array of future classic rock greats, and a Broadway musical yielded 4 smash hits

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Look Back: Radio Hits April 1971

Hits from the Grass Roots, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night will bring you back. And when’s the last time you heard “Chick-A-Boom”?

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