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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

Eric Clapton Sets Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 Release

The 2 concerts featured performances by Clapton, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, and many more

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Elton John Moves 2020 North American Tour Dates to 2022

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour began in September 2018. The performer promises it will be an extended goodbye, encompassing three years and 300 dates

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David Coverdale Has Surgery That Originally K.O.’d Whitesnake Tour

The surgery came several weeks before the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday. The 2020 tour would have been cancelled for other reasons

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Tommy DeVito, an Original Member of the Four Seasons, Dies

The group’s baritone vocalist and lead guitarist departed in 1970 and sold his share of the group’s rights to Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. He was 92

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Derek & the Dominos’ ‘Layla’ Gets 50th Anniversary Release

1970’s original 2-LP set has been Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios. The new edition includes material never before available on vinyl

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Roy Head, ‘Treat Her Right’ Singer, Dies at 79

He was best known for the 1965 hit, “Treat Her Right,” which he co-wrote and recorded with his band, the Traits. The song was blocked from #1 by the Beatles

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Dave Edmunds Collection, ‘Five Originals,’ Due

Many of the great rocker’s solo albums are being released in a 3-CD set, including some of his well-chosen covers and collaborations with Jeff Lynne

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Pamela Hutchinson of The Emotions Dies at 61

The family singing group began as a gospel group and ultimately scored a #1 pop and R&B (and Grammy-winning) hit in 1977 with “Best of My Love”

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Uriah Heep, Ozzy Drummer Lee Kerslake is Mourned

Mick Box heeped praise on his former bandmate, calling him “one of the kindest men on earth.” The drummer had been omitted from the credits on an Ozzy LP

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Radio Hits in September 1964: The Sun Was Rising

The Top 10 during this week on Chicago’s WLS featured some of classic rock’s most enduring songs from several British Invasion acts

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