A CB song hits #1 and Ziggy heads to the Stardust in Today’s Rock History!

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1976

 The North American fascination with CB radios helped push C.W. McCall’s truck driving song, “Convoy” to the top of the Billboard Pop chart.

Also in ‘76

Foghat’s “Slow Ride” becomes the first of their five Billboard chart entries and the only one to crack the Top 20.

 2008

Rod Allen, the last remaining original member of The Fortunes, died of liver cancer at the age of 64. The band scored a trio of Billboard Top 40 hits, including this one.

2016

 David Bowie passed away after an eighteen month battle with cancer at the age of 69.  He had released his album “Blackstar” only two days before his death.

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