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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, sales and airplay charts from the past, notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently departed artists and other musical figures of note

Radio Hits June 1974: Look Back

We were listening to two Canadian singer-songwriters who had the biggest hits of their careers this week, alongside big songs from Grand Funk and Paul McCartney

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Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford Perform Together: Watch

It wasn’t the Genesis reunion that fans have hoped for since 2007, but two of the band’s three members shared the stage for one song

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Tributes for Dr. John, New Orleans Music Legend

The Night Tripper, one of music’s true originals, and a six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, vocalist and composer, was 77

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Radio Hits in June 1967: Dawn of the Summer of Love

With summer just around the corner, the biggest songs this week included all-time greats from the Airplane, Turtles, Aretha and Scott McKenzie

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Top Radio Hits of 1970: Look Back

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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Radio Hits June 1968: Look Back

The playlist at Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had a great blend of pop, rock and soul hits. We examine why a Stones classic didn’t reach #1

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Roky Erickson, Texas Rock Legend, Dead at 71

As the lead vocalist and songwriter of the psychedelic 13th Floor Elevators and as a solo artist, Erickson symbolized the vibrant Texas rock scene.

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Leon Redbone, Singer Who Recalled Earlier Era, Dies

Redbone’s reverence for jazz, country, ragtime, blues and vaudeville was reflected in his performance, stage patter and attire.

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Radio Hits of May 1966: Look Back

This week’s playlist on NYC’s Top 40 powerhouse 77WABC featured a typically great combination of pop, rock and soul at the top of the chart

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Radio Hits May 1969: Look Back

With the Apollo 11 moon landing and Woodstock just around the corner, many future pop classics were climbing the Top 40 chart

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