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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 in October 1978: Look Back

We’re not kidding! The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that radio format

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Top Selling Albums of 1979: Look Back

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era were side-by-side with popular disco releases on the year’s U.S. sales charts

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Top Selling Albums of 1972: Look Back

Some of the biggest names in classic rock dominated the radio and sales charts throughout the decade. This year was no exception

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Radio Hits in October 1965: Look Back

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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The Who, With Roger Daltrey Healthy, Returns

Two weeks after they were forced to cut short a performance in Houston when the singer’s voice gave out, they sounded great as their Moving On! tour resumed

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Only 6 Albums Reached #1 in 1978: Here’s Why

On January 21, roughly one month after the film’s opening, its soundtrack reached #1. It remained at the top through July 8, another 24 consecutive weeks.

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Radio Hits in October 1969: Look Back

The Stones, Beatles and Elvis shared the spotlight this week along with some huge bubblegum hits. The full chart is about as good as it gets

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Ginger Baker, Legendary Cream Drummer, Dies at 80

The news arrived 11 days after the family wrote that he was hospitalized and critically ill. He famously teamed with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce to form Cream

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Radio Hits in October 1974: Look Back (at ‘Nothing’)

The Best Classic Bands chart nerds noticed that this week featured 3 hits at the top with the word “Nothing” in the title: great songs by BTO, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston

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Eric Clapton Sets 2020 Tour, at 75

Welcome news! In recent years, the classic rock legend, who turns 75 next March 30, has avoided a lengthy run of dates. More to come?

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