The much-acclaimed star influenced everyone from David Bowie to Marc Almond and Jarvis Cocker.
A vehicle for Lennon's surreal imagery and humour, the book had a preface by Paul McCartney.
The duo hit the streets of London and serenaded each other with songs from Rocketman.
Costello's soul schooling showed itself as never before on this fourth album, and third with the Attractions.
The band's third album contained ‘Life Is A Minestrone' and ‘I’m Not In Love' as part of an ambitious and sophisticated soundscape.
“The National Recording Registry honours the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives.”
The track from 'Tommy' became Elton's first UK top ten single since another cover, of The Beatles' 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
'The Gift' was propelled to No. 1 in the UK by the smash hit, double-sided single ‘Town Called Malice’ and ‘Precious.'
The album was a gold-certified No. 2 hit in the US, spending spent over a year on the bestsellers.
It was the ABBA singer's second English language album, and eighth overall.
In March 1965, the former Tornadoes member bowed out of the bestsellers with Big Bill Broonzy's 'Diggin' My Potatoes.'
The Beach Boys music is the soundtrack to Southern California, but it is Mike Love's lyrics that have done so much to create the Californian Dream.
The singer's uplifting 'Move In A Little Closer, Baby' made its Billboard Hot 100 bow on 15 March 1969.