Sonny Boy was the man and when left the residency of a Memphis club there was fierce competition to get his gig, so the owner decided to have a competition.
When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi toured with the Beach Boys in May 1968... probably the least successful tour by a major rock band of all time!
The kings, queens, princes and prinesses of the rock music industry.
Playing two shows each night with Hendrix topping the bill; Pink Floyd barely had time for one of their numbers having been allocated 20 mins on stage.
A key element in Berry Gordy’s strategy was to make his records appeal to EVERYONE, which is how and why he came up with the perfect slogan.
The Blackbyrds signed with Fantasy Records in 1973 and the following year they released their debut album, featuring a Vincent Van Gogh inspired design.
We take the term heavy metal for granted, knowing instinctively what it means. The origins of the term are difficult to pin down - where did it come from?
In 1964, Chess Records released Surfin’ With Bo Diddley which is about as bizarre a concept album as you can possibly imagine.
Black Sabbath planned to tour North America on the back of their new album and met to discuss the stage set, always central to any rock bands live show...
Ever wondered how the U2 EP 'Wide Awake in America' got made? Here's the story from Tony Visconti's autobiography, Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy...
Neil Sedaka was inspired to write the song 'The Immigrant' after the U.S. government's refusal to grant Lennon resident alien status.
Juke is an African word meaning wicked, that passed into popular usage and later came to describe a dance. We take a deep dive into the world of jook...
Howlin’ Wolf was born Chester Burnett in the heart of the Mississippi on 10 June, 1910, over 6ft tall and weighing close to 300 lbs he was a powerful man.
In 1983 a student from UCL formed a band called Seona Dancing, and got signed to Decca Records. His name? Ricky Gervais.
It’s the opening line of a Rupert Holmes song which he sings about those men and women knows as the studio musician.