On September 23, 1978, the Mercury single replaced the Commodores' 'Three Times A Lady' at No.1 in the UK.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
Our tribute includes all of the group’s major UK hit singles and some of their most important and creative album material.
The Rolling Stones played one of their longest sets ever at the Knebworth Festival concert on August 21, 1976.
Written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, ‘Solitaire’ is one of those much-covered songs, but the Carpenters' version for their album Horizon might be the best.
Restlessly inventive, 10cc set about creating some of the most inventive pop of the 70s – a fascinating period covered in their Before During After box set.
In the late 60s and early 70s, the future members of 10cc helped put Strawberry Studios on the map, with a fascinating history of rare early recordings.
‘The Groover’ made its British chart entry on 16 June 1973, on the way to becoming their final UK top ten 45.
The departure of Kevin Godley and Lol Crème didn't deter Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart.
His first album since John Lennon's death featured guests Ringo Starr, Carl Perkins, Eric Stewart and others.
It was the ABBA singer's second English language album, and eighth overall.
The British art-rock band had chart-topping singles like 'I'm Not In Love' and featured the influential duo Godley and Creme.
The band's third album contained ‘Life Is A Minestrone' and ‘I’m Not In Love' as part of an ambitious and sophisticated soundscape.