Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there, as we reveal…
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
With its unlikely origins in a campaign slogan, ‘Come Together’ evolved to become one of The Beatles’ most memorable songs.
Recorded on November 27 and 28, 1969, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’ was the first live album to reach No.1 on UK charts in September.
The versatile hitmaker has always represented the best virtues of American pop music.
Home taping in the 80s didn’t kill the record industry, but the lo-fi format gave a voice to those that the mainstream didn’t always have an ear for.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
'Blind Owl' Wilson, who died on 3 September 1970 and thus joined the infamous '27 Club,' was co-founder and principal writer with Canned Heat. This is their story.
Recorded at Chess Studios, this EP paid homage to their Stones' blues roots while at the same time helped establish their "sound".
'It's OK' was another summer anthem and another hit from the band's revitalising 1976 album.
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
The King Of Rock’n’Roll made many definitive recordings, but there are a number of surprising Elvis Presley covers of songs not often associated with him.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
For Chuck's first recording session, he tried to hide his identity from his disapproving and highly religious father.