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Billboard Music Chart Begins

The first Billboard Chart was published July 27, 1940. It was called the National List of Best Selling Retail Records.The list was a poll based on record sales across the country. Number one at the top of the list was Tommy Dorsey’s “I’ll Never Smile Again.”

Paul Dean Talks Loverboy

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California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach

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J.D. Souther Talks Songwriting

"My friends, Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey and Don Henley and eventually Warren Zevon, were all ... more
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