Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' of 1982 has sold more than 120 million copies, making it the best-selling album of all time in the world. Featuring such monster hits as 'Beat It,' and 'Billie Jean,' and, of course, the title track, the late pop icon's signature album has an indelible place in music history. PRNewsFoto/Heritage Auctions/File
Coming in at number two is Australian hard rock group AC/DC's thundering 'Back in Black' of 1980, which has sold more than 49 million units. Here Brian Johnson (l.) and Angus Young perform at Stade de France, Paris, in 2001. Nascimbeni/DAPR/ZUMA Press/Newscom/File
English rock group Pink Floyd released their epic 'Dark Side of the Moon' album in 1973, which has gone on to sell more than 45 million copies. Here, the band is pictured in the 1970s. Zuma Press/Newscom/File
Whitney Houston burned up the charts in 1992 with her cover of a Dolly Parton tune, 'I Will Always Love You.' The song was on the soundtrack of the film 'The Bodyguard;' the multi-artist album has sold more than 44 million units. Ms. Houston is pictured here in a scene from the movie with costar Kevin Costner. Warner Bros./Zuma Press/NewscomFile
Meat Loaf's ode to teenage passion, 'Bat Out of Hell,' was released in 1977 and has sold more than 43 million copies. It sells approximately 200,000 units each year. Here, Meat Loaf sings on stage in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1987. Newscom/File
The staple of many a classic rock radio station, the Eagles' album 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975),' released in 1976, has sold more than 42 million copies. And they hadn't even recorded 'Hotel California' yet. Here, the Eagles pose for a photograph in Holland in 1975. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Zuma Press/Newscom/File
The 1987 soundtrack to the retro movie 'Dirty Dancing' features artists such as The Ronettes and has sold more than 42 millions units. Cynthia Rhodes (l.), Jennifer Grey, and Patrick Swayze appear in a scene from the film. Vestron Pictures/Newscom/File
The once red-hot Backstreet Boys released an album in 1999 called 'Millennium' that has sold more than 40 million copies. Here, the group performs at the marathon concert 'United We Stand: What More Can I Give?' at RFK Stadium in Washington in 2001. Molly Riley/Reuters/File
British-Australian supergroup the Bee Gees contributed to the disco sounds of the multi-artist 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack, a big seller at more than 40 million units. The Bee Gees are pictured here in 1981. Newscom/File
American-British rock group Fleetwood Mac released 'Rumours' in 1977 and sold more than 40 million units of the tuneful album. The group is pictured here in 1981. Newscom/File
Rick Huxley served as bassist for the 1960s British Invasion group the Dave Clark Five. Rick Huxley's band knocked 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' by the Beatles off the top spot on UK music charts in 1964.
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February 13, 2013
Rick Huxley, the bassist for the 1960s British Invasion pop-rock group the Dave Clark Five, has died, the band's leader said on Tuesday.