In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
‘Celebrating America’ was hosted by Tom Hanks and also featured the talents of Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and many more.
The album was produced by Lance Quinn and Tony Bongiovi, the brother of frontman Jon.
Charles Edwin Hatcher, born on January 21, 1942 in Nashville, is affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
The song raced to No.1 as the band raced into the top flight of worldwide rock attractions.
The show will air on November 18, honoring veterans and their families across the US.
With 'Making Movies,' the band entered a new decade well on the way to the radio-friendly roots-rock sound that would go on to dominate the 1980s.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
Pop music has a way of reminding us what matters most and these inspiring songs of peace keep the world reaching for higher ground.
'Brothers In Arms' hit the top of the US album chart on August 31, 1985 and held sway for nine weeks.
'War' was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
‘A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer’ will benefit independent venues.