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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

Monkees’ Mike & Micky Live Album Released: Listen

The duo will tour later this year with songs that span the group’s entire 50+ year career – from their 1966 self-titled debut to 2016’s Good Times

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Best Weekly Singles Charts of All-Time: 1969 Edition

Let these great songs from CCR, the Zombies, Glen Campbell, Edwin Starr, the 5th Dimension, an overlooked track from Steppenwolf and more, bring you back

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Bill Withers Mourned By Music World

Fellow musicians and other celebrities paid tribute to a “songwriter’s songwriter.” The writer of such hits as “Lean On Me” and “Lovely Day” has died at 81

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Bill Withers, Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter of ‘Lean On Me’ Fame, Dies

The Rock Hall member is best known for a series of popular singles in the 1970s that also included “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Just the Two of Us,” and “Use Me”

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James Taylor Postpones 2020 Tour With Jackson Browne

“We’ve been increasingly excited to hit the road again. So it’s deeply disappointing for both of us to have to call it off and reschedule”

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John Prine ‘Very Ill,’ Now With Pneumonia, His Wife Says

The singer-songwriter was hospitalized on March 26 due to Covid-19 symptons. His wife, Fiona, thanks fans for the outpouring of love and prayers

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The 11 #1 Albums of 1979

[caption id="attachment_83500" align="alignleft" width="257"] An ad announcing The Knack’s big debut appeared in the June 16, 1979 issue of Record World[/caption] Some of the headlines from 1979, as we closed out a decade… NASA’s Voyager 1 made its closest approach

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Wynton Marsalis Pens Tribute to ‘My Man,’ Father, Ellis

“I only ever wanted to do better things to impress HIM. He was my North Star and the only opinion that really deep down mattered to me was his

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ With Alice Cooper, to Return on Easter Sunday

NBC’s original 2018 broadcast earned five Emmy Awards. The classic rock legend was joined by John Legend and Sara Bareilles

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Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch of Jazz Family, Dies at 85

The modern jazz pianist was the father of, most notably, sons Wynton and Branford. He was an educator and significant force in the New Orleans music world

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