At art school in 1960 Charlie Watts wrote and illustrated a book, Ode To A High Flying Bird, the bird being Charlie Parker, the jazz saxophonist.
'Plastic Ono Band' was recorded over at both Abbey Road and Ascot Sound Studios, the studio that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had built at Tittenhurst Park.
After releasing their new single 'Let’s Spend The Night Together', The Rolling Stones had to perform a censored version on the Ed Sullivan show.
For some 1967’s Summer of Love had its origins on at this historic counter-culture event, the Human Be-In at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.
On Enigma's 'The Screen Behind The Mirror', Michael Cretu brings a sense of spirituality to his sampling methods, pushing ambient music in a new direction.
Recorded on 13 January 1956 at New York City’s Fine Sound Studios, 'Pres and Teddy' is a joy.
Mississippi Fred McDowell was a key figure in Mississippi hill country blues and one of the most dynamic performers of the1960s blues revival.
Released in January 1963, The Beatles' ‘Please Please Me’, was a transatlantic smash hit, but not quite as successful as many people now imagine.
The 'Double Fantasy' album, released three weeks before John Lennon's passing, has become something of a requiem for John's 40 years on earth.
David Bowie was no overnight sensation, it would take him years to "make it", but his first album shows the genesis of a genius.
Scott Walker's first five solo albums are some of the greatest by any solo singer in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Kenny Burrell's ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtracking an imaginary film noir.
George Harrison’s seventh solo studio album was recorded at his home in Oxfordshire, Friar Park, in 1976, and much like a fine wine… it improves with age.
On 6 September 1946, above a Chicago pawnshop, three men initiated a remarkable chain of events that would change the face of 20th century music.
‘Three Steps To Heaven’ became a posthumous number-one hit in the UK for rock’n’roll pioneer Eddie Cochran, recorded shortly before his tragic passing.