On 21 August 1977, the cutting-edge rockers had their self-titled debut album released by Chiswick Records.
The song became one of the country queen's signatures and helped make the name of its songwriter, Willie Nelson.
'It's OK' was another summer anthem and another hit from the band's revitalising 1976 album.
The patience of the young R&B singer was rewarded on 21 August 1961, with an LP named after one of most famous songs.
This was the guitar on which Hendrix captured the zeitgeist by performing the 'Star Spangled Banner' and other tracks.
The platinum-selling album contained Bryan's first two No. 1 country hits.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
'It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me' took Barry's bedroom soul into the disco era.
The song hit the UK chart on 20 August 1983, on the eve of the band's 11th studio album 'The Present.'
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
Musical highlights from the multi-faceted and always eventful career of a seminal drummer.
On 19 August 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US top 20 hit, 'Lotta Lovin''.
The Pink Floyd drummer has lately been celebrating the band's early recorded achievements in the live band Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets.
The film features new interviews with all of the band, and with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Miller and others.
Fuelled by huge, anthemic singles, 'Slippery When Wet' became the record that made their name both at home and around the world.