On the chart of 11 July 1964, Sam scored his final soul chart-topper.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
'Gentle On My Mind' won two Grammys for Glen Campbell, two more for writer John Hartford, and became one of Glen's all-time signature songs.
'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' debuted on the US chart, just as it had in the UK, at No. 8.
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.
The star brought the ceremony to church with a rousing, fiery performance of ‘Amazing Grace,’ bringing the audience of journalists to their feet.
The Alabama soul man recorded a host of other great material in his long career.
A stunning selection of career highlights by a true legend of Motown, and of all music.
The influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.
Aretha Franklin was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for her “indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades”.
'Electric Miles' is a “wide-ranging exploration of Davis’ bold vision with jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop and electronic fusions.”
Recently restored, 'Amazing Grace' is a concert film that tracks Aretha Franklin's return to gospel music in 1972.
The event will also feature a panel discussion to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cole's birth.
The 2019 ceremony will also recognise, among other blues standards, the Muddy Waters song that gave the Rolling Stones their name.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.