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Look Back: Top Radio Hits 1966

The British Invasion, popular vocalists and novelty hits all topped the charts. Songs from the Rascals, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Mamas & the Papas. What were the biggest?

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Radio Hits November 1973: Look Back

While Richard Nixon was insisting “I am not a crook,” Top 40 listeners enjoyed classic rock hits from Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller Band, the Stones and Jim Croce

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Roy Clark, Country Star & ‘Hee Haw’ Host, Dead

An influential master guitarist fluent in many genres, he was a star of television and the record charts, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and more.

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Radio Hits in November 1967: Look Back

It was a melting pot in the Top 10 on WABC this week, with plenty of all-time favorites topped by a band with a psychedelic name and an unusual path to #1

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The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ 50th Anniv. Set Arrives

The 1968 double album has been substantially expanded with 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased in any form

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Look Back: Top 40 Rock Hits, 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 Radio Hits 1970

Several pop culture touchstones debuted this year, and some of the year’s biggest singles included hits by a slew of one-hit-wonders plus some all-time classics

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Top Albums October 1981: Look Back

Though Top 40 programmers stubbornly played songs by A/C acts, the top 9 slots on the US album sales chart were occupied by rock acts

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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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Top Selling Albums of 1970: Look Back

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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