Taupin's original lyrics for ‘The Border Song’ and ‘Bennie And The Jets’ also went under the hammer.
Now synonymous with Christmas, ‘I Have A Dream’ found ABBA creating a timeless ballad that pointed towards Benny and Björn’s musical-theatre work.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with Richard Carpenter himself at the helm, the Carpenters orchestral album make the duo’s classic songs richer.
The sound of Sister Luc Gabrielle and a chorus of four nuns impressed Philips Records and, soon, the world.
Each new LP by The Jam took them closer to the holy grail of a UK No. 1 album.
The Scottish quartet were on their way to their third UK top ten hit in just eight months, when ‘Angel Eyes (Home and Away)’ hit the bestsellers.
By late 1964, the Beach Boys were one of America’s top groups. The one thing missing was a No. 1 US album, which arrived on 5 December with the Concert LP.
The Englishman's distinctive and romantic treatment of the number was perfect for his ever-growing audience.
With ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, Bobby Helms made one of the all-time great Christmas songs – one that was still entering the charts 60 years after it was recorded.
The world-famous singer-songwriter had already taken part in many vocal pairings on disc by the time the 'Duets' album arrived in 1993.
Demonstrating a late-flowering but deep and instinctive talent, Dennis Wilson’s best Beach Boys songs remain highlights of the group’s later period.
The final single by The Jam was one of those rare cases where a band really did quit at the top.
A remarkable 1965 for the vocal duo came towards an end with a new hit in December, 'Ebb Tide.'
All the releases form part of ABKCO's year-long celebration of what would have been Cooke's 90th birthday on 22 January 2021.
Recorded while Brenda Lee was still a teenager, ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’ remains one of the greatest holiday songs of all time.
Living in Munich for several years in the 80s, Freddie Mercury found a new pace of life. “There was a sense of freedom,” Mercury’s PA, Phoebe, reveals.