Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers is hardly a new thing.
'Wondrous Place' may not be among Billy's biggest hits, but it's widely seen as one of his finest.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
The 1965 success was written by Geoff Morrow and Chris Arnold, who would enjoy consistent sales as writers in the coming years.
He wasn't an instant Top 10 UK artist, but this 1959 single was an important step on that road.
It's a lesser-known fact that years before Led Zeppelin, Page took a stab at a solo caree, as a singer as well as guitar player.
Long before he assumed rock god status with Led Zeppelin, Page was an in-demand guitar for hire on the London session circuit.
Fury's legions of fans included future punk guru Malcolm McLaren, who improbably exercised that admiration as he oversaw the Pistols' early rehearsals.
The Englishman's distinctive and romantic treatment of the number was perfect for his ever-growing audience.
Although he never topped the charts Billy Fury was one of the most successful rock'n'roll singers of the era, and inspiration to many and a great performer.
The musical connections of the late, great British actor.
The 1959 Ray Charles single 'What'd I Say' is one of the seminal and much-covered records in R&B history, well worthy of a uDiscover overview and playlist.
The death of Gerry Goffin on Thursday (19), at the age of 75, robs the world of one of the premier lyricists of the pop era.
The artists that made London the pop music capital of the world epitomise an era of change, with a soundtrack featuring some of the best pop music ever.