LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
Dinah Washington sang the blues, jazz, torch songs and just about every other kind of ballad with style and panache.
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
There has been no shortage of songs about the Moon, from romantic ballads to conspiracy theory-fuelled considerations and zeitgeist-capturing hits.
Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
From doorknobs to ‘Nessun Dorma’, Decca Records’ story is one of innovation, revolutionising the way sound has been recorded, sold and enjoyed.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.