Recording ‘Gaucho’ wasn’t fun at all, according to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, but the album was hailed as the best of the year.
The loudest rock bands in history have damaged buildings, destroyed eardrums, and become health-and-safety hazards. Where are those earplugs…?
With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen recorded a song that broke all the rules, went on to break records, and continues to astonish in its audacity.
Dr. John's remarkable musical legacy spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock, and pop. His influence is monumental.
The world’s most famous mouse made his big-screen debut with ‘Steamboat Willie,’ marking the point at which Mickey Mouse music first entered pop culture.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ was a psych-blues experiment that is much more than a novelty listen.
With ‘Fearless’, Taylor Swift became much more comfortable writing about herself – and broke industry records in the process.
Neil Diamond’s experience starring in ‘The Jazz Singer’ might have convinced him to follow his music, but it also resulted in a classic hit soundtrack album.
Beloved soul singer Minnie Riperton is a household name among soul fans, but her early alias, Andrea Davis, puzzled many Chess Records collectors for years.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
Minnie Riperton is best known for her single ‘Lovin’ You’, but the songs she recorded during her Chess years remain highlights in her career as well.
An artist who explored all forms of creativity, Freddie Mercury expressed himself as much through his fashion as he did his songs, as these pictures reveal.
Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, Ringo Starr’s third album was hailed as 'the first to actually invoke The Beatles’ aura.'
With an array of splendid songs, Joe South’s debut album, ‘Introspect’, was a slow burner that finally caught alight and remains a late 60s gem.
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.