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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

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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Radio Hits of December 1970: Look Back

The first year of a new decade closed out with several future classics on the top of the charts, including one recorded three years earlier

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‘Rumour’ Has It: Only 5 Albums Were #1 in 1977

Albums from two of rock’s biggest names accounted for 43 of the year’s 52 weeks, a staggering total. They remain among the biggest sellers of all time

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Radio Hits in December 1967: Look Back

A memorable year in music was coming to a close with songs that remain popular decades later. Enjoy the hits from Gladys Knight, Johnny Rivers, The Beatles and more

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Top Radio Hits of 1971: Look Back

It was an amazing year for music as rock, pop and R&B shared the airwaves. Solo hits from 3 former Beatles, joined 2 songs called “Superstar” near the top. What was #1?

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