The Rolling Stones’ classic cover of Buddy Holly’s Not Fade Away was the group’s third UK single and their first to be released in America.
The love song: some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock 'n' roll original.
Ely took his customised blend of early rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and Tex-Mex to a punk audience and far beyond.
What came to be known as 'The day the music died' was an infamous day in rock’n’roll history when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and JP (The Big Bopper) Richardson died in a...
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock 'n' roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
Berry's quickfire writing and delivery had him bemoaning his lot in an eloquent inventory of all the things that had been sent to try him.
20 September 1969 marked a transatlantic triumph for the short-lived but fondly-remembered quartet.
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.
Born on 7 September 1936, Buddy Holly stood apart from the rest of the 50s teen idols and oozed rock ‘n’ roll sensibility without even having to try.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of 4 August 1958.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
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.