Hailed as the birthplace of both the blues and rock’n’roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is a must-visit city for music lovers around the world.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
From the psychedelic nostalgia of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to the simplicity of crossing Abbey Road, these are the stories behind the cover of every Beatles album.
The Beatles may have ushered in the “album era” of music, but their singles were no less influential on the course of pop music. Here’s why…
Beginning life as a song inspired by the Maharishi, John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’ evolved to look at the insecurities and possessive nature of love.
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album has attracted enough cover versions to create countless alternative albums. Here we pick the best of them.
Ranging across a wide mix of styles and artists, The best Beatles covers are testament to the sheer breadth and quality of their music.
From doorknobs to ‘Nessun Dorma’, Decca Records’ story is one of innovation, revolutionising the way sound has been recorded, sold and enjoyed.
From confessional ballads to dancefloor hits and opera-tinged anthems, Freddie Mercury’s solo singles chart the singer’s restlessly creative spirit.
Inspired by one of the Maharishi’s lectures, ‘Mother Nature’s Son’ found Paul McCartney writing “a heartfelt song about my child-of-nature leanings”.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
The very idea of a group of young men singing together in harmony has been the bedrock of pop music for as long as young people have been buying records.
We have LPs, CDs, digital files... but how have they affected the way we listen to music? How has each innovation in technology changed the music we hear?