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Image of a magazine cover featuring a black and white photograph of and an article about The GuessWhos

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Front cover of R.P.M.: Records Promotion Music. Vol. 3, No. 2. Week of March 8th, 1965.

Image of a magazine cover featuring a black and white photograph of Mick Jagger on stage, holding a microphone

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Front cover of RPM Weekly. Vol. 23, No. 18. June 28, 1975.

Image of a magazine cover featuring a cartoon beaver on a background of red maple leaves

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Front cover of RPM Weekly. Vol. 32, No. 16. January 19, 1980.

Image of a magazine cover featuring a black and white photograph of StanKlees and ShaniaTwain

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Front cover of RPM. Vol. 62, No. 8. September 25, 1995.

Image of a magazine cover featuring a colour photograph of Sky and their new album, "Travelling Infinity"

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Front cover of the last issue of RPM. Vol. 71, No. 7. November 13, 2000.

RPM  

Introduction

When RPM Weekly debuted on February 24, 1964 it was a four-page newsletter born out of Walt Grealis' dream to create and promote a dynamic Canadian music industry. Critics initially dismissed the publication, geared towards radio programmers and industry insiders, saying that it was not likely to last more than a couple of issues. Over the next 36 years Walt Grealis, and later his partner Stan Klees, helped shape the face of Canadian music. They helped establish Canadian content regulations and created the Maple Leaf Awards  renamed the Junos  and the Canadian Country Music Awards. By the end of its successful run in 2000, RPM had not only evolved into a full-size glossy, it had made an indelible impact on music history.

This site celebrates the exceptional contributions of Walt Grealis and Stan Klees and the wide-reaching influence of RPM Weekly. In partnership with the AV Preservation Trust, Library and Archives Canada has digitized every chart printed during the full publication run of the periodical  over 10,000 charts! The database is designed to allow researchers and fans to search the charts by date, artist, song and chart type, from country hits to top singles.