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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 Ends Royal Albert Hall Show With ‘Purple Rain’

Slowhand opened his London 2019 concert with a cover of “Que Sera Sera,” in tribute to Doris Day, who had died earlier that day, then closed the show with a Prince tribute

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Classic Rock Hits on Top 40 May 1973

Check out the videos from some all-time greats including Steely Dan, the Edgar Winter Group and Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle With You.”

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The Who Open 2019 Orchestral Tour: Watch

The band began the first leg of their North American tour that they’re doing with local orchestras, focusing largely on songs from Tommy and Quadrophenia

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Radio Hits May 1967: Look Back

The airwaves were filled with some great pop vocals this week including two songs that paid tribute to other greats in their genre

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Top Radio Hits 1969: Look Back

As the decade came to a close, rock acts joined R&B artists for an amazing array of future classic rock greats, and a Broadway musical yielded 4 smash hits

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Adam Sandler Pays Tribute to Pal with ‘Chris Farley Song’

The comic actor hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 4, 2019, and honored “my boy” with a new song that will melt your heart

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Top Selling Albums May 1981: Look Back

MTV was still 3 months away as 2 huge albums from AC/DC, were joined at the top by LPs from Styx, The Who, Winwood and REO

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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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Radio Hits of April 1970: Look Back

Days before four students were shot and killed at Kent State Univ., radio listeners were blissfully listening to these songs

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Top Selling Albums of 1968: Look Back

Three acts had multiple albums among the year’s biggest, several of which are a vital part of any classic rock collection

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