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.
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.
Released in January 1963, The Beatles' ‘Please Please Me’, was a transatlantic smash hit, but not quite as successful as many people now imagine.
David Bowie was no overnight sensation, it would take him years to "make it", but his first album shows the genesis of a genius.
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.
George Harrison, along with his mentor Ravi Shankar and a host of stars, pulled off something that had never been achieved before. Concert For Bangladesh.
Scott Walker's first five solo albums are some of the greatest by any solo singer in the late 1960s and 1970s.
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.
Kenny Burrell's ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtracking an imaginary film noir.
‘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.
Nicky Hopkins was one of the most in demand session players of his generation and featured on one of Rolling Stones Records’ first releases, ‘Jamming With Edward’.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon and an inspiration to many younger trumpeters.
In 1976, the group were the talk of London town, and soon Sex Pistols’ signing saga become the stuff of legend.