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The #1 Albums of 1970: Hello and Goodbye

In the same year that we greeted a new decade, we said farewell to two music legends. No less than 16 albums topped the U.S. sales charts

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Radio Hits in January 1969: Look Back

We’ve got some fun facts and great videos of hits from The Doors, BJ Thomas, Tommy James, Sly and the Family Stone, and more

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Doobie Brothers, T. Rex Head Rock Hall Class of 2020

The Hall of Fame continues to play catch-up on influential classic rock stars that have been eligible for decades. Other choices continue to raise eyebrows

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Top Albums of January 1977: Soaring Up the Charts

Nine months after its release, Bob Seger’s 2-LP live set finally enjoyed national acclaim thanks to the success of his band’s breakthrough studio album

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Top Albums in January 1981: Look Back

This week at the top of Record World’s sales chart: REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, and John Lennon were among the top-sellers

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Rush Drummer, Neil Peart, Dies of Brain Cancer

The band wrote, “It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news” of their friend and bandmate

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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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Radio Hits in January 1969: Look Back

Seven months before the Woodstock festival, future classic rock hits from CCR and the Doors were side-by-side with songs by the Bee Gees, Sammy and Sly

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The #1 Albums of 1973: All Hits, No Secrets

The Beatles as well as 3 of its members reached the top. Other classic rock giants, including the Stones, Elton John, and Led Zeppelin, are all represented

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Radio Hits of January 1965: British Invasion

Songs from the Dave Clark Five, Zombies and more. And demand for the Beatles on Top 40 was so great that radio DJs played both sides of their singles

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