Enjoying one of the most prolific periods of his career, Robbie Robertson has released a new album, ‘Sinematic’, and scored the movie ‘The Irishman’.
Award-winning Latin music writer Judy Cantor-Navas reveals how ‘The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions’ escaped the regime to travel the world.
Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, Ringo Starr’s third album was hailed as “the first to actually invoke The Beatles’ aura”.
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.
Often pigeon-holed as AOR, Carpenters were actually musical mavericks, thanks to Richard Carpenter’s forward-thinking arrangements and Karen’s unique voice.
With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen recorded a song that broke all the rules, went on to break records, and continues to astonish in its audacity.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
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.
With ‘Fearless’, Taylor Swift “became much more comfortable writing about” herself – and broke industry records in the process.
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.
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.
The songs that influenced The Rolling Stones most have all come from the blues tradition – as the ‘Confessin’ The Blues’ compilation reveals.
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.
With ‘She Remembers Everything’, Rosanne Cash “let some madness into my new songs”, refusing to hedge her bets on an album that speaks to the times.
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.