Penned by Willie Dixon, Otis Rush’s song has inspired rip-roaring versions from both Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
Showcasing Les Paul’s dazzling flights of fancy and Mary Ford’s warmth and feeling as a singer, ‘Les And Mary’ captured the duo at a watershed moment in 1955.
Hailed as “one of the greatest songs ever written” in the new Danny Boyle movie, ‘Yesterday’, does the classic Beatles song deserve such status?… Well, yes!
They’ll be forever remembered for their groundbreaking music, but The Beatles’ movies have been a huge influence on the world of cinema.
From music to fashion, The Rolling Stones’ influence cannot be overstated. Here’s how they changed our culture forever.
Dave Clark reveals why working with Freddie Mercury on the ‘Time Waits For No One’ song was a truly unique collaboration with “such a perfectionist”.
One of the greatest jazz drummers ever, Shelly Manne appeared on countless records and enjoyed a celebrated career as a Hollywood movie musician.
The influence of ‘Sgt Pepper’ cannot be overstated. After its release in 1967, the album changed not only music, but pop culture at large.
Dr John leaves a remarkable musical legacy that spans funk, blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, rock, psychedelic rock and pop. His influence is monumental.
Covering sessions spanning several years, T-Bone Walker’s Complete Imperial Recordings witness a precursor to Jimi Hendrix at the peak of his skills.
Eternally relevant, Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ remains a classic song looking for ‘the balance of nature’.
A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has been tackled in song by Randy Newman.
One of the most-played tracks on American radio, ‘You’re My Best Friend’ was penned by John Deacon and remains one of Queen’s most emotional songs.
Las Vegas residencies by Frank Sinatra helped turn “Sin City” into an entertainment mecca. It is now one of the hottest destinations for live music.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.