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.
One of the most influential works of pop culture, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ found The King Of Halloween giving Father Christmas a run for his money.
Overcoming his “feelings of loneliness” as a child, Freddie Mercury grew into a superstar showman and one of the greatest rock icons of all time.
Capturing where Rush’s heads were at in 1978, ‘Hemispheres’ marks a pivotal point in the history of the groundbreaking Canadian trio.
Scripted by Howard Schuman, with music by Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay, ‘Rock Follies’ was a radical TV show that challenged male power in the music industry.
The loudest rock bands in history have damaged buildings, destroyed eardrums and become health-and-safety hazards. Where are those earplugs…?
With ‘Sun City’, Little Steven pulled together a diverse group of musicians to release a protest song as Artists United Against Apartheid.
Based around the concept of letting out her feelings, ‘Speak Now’ found Taylor Swift writing arguably her most personal songs to date.
In his intimate, revealing book, Elton John pays homage to his musical influences, from The Band to Freddie Mercury and Ray Charles.
The best guitar riffs in rock have become part of the cultural fabric, shaping the face of music and influencing wannabe axe legends down the generations.
You’ve heard them, but do you know who they are? Studio musicians The Wrecking Crew are behind many of the most important recordings in music history.
There was no bigger rock band than Queen in the 70s. “Always wanting to do things bigger and better”, the group’s music dominated the decade.
Taking a step away from his work with Queen, Freddie Mercury’s solo album, ‘Mr Bad Guy’, found him exploring new avenues in his music.
A dark song about a serial murderer, ‘Midnight Rambler’ was written while The Rolling Stones were on holiday in a “very beautiful hill town” in Italy.