The Billboard Hot 100 dated 4 July 1964 showed the Beach Boys climbing to the top of the chart with...
1983 was an extremely busy year in the singer's post-ABBA world.
With ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’, Elton John took a giant step towards creative independence, topping the charts in both the US and the UK.
Ricky's second and final US No. 1 single was literally retrieved from the garbage can, and had connections to Sam Cooke and Glen Campbell.
Treading a fine line between majestic camp and all-out cheese, ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ keeps pop titans like Cher and Madonna coming back time and again.
Eternally relevant, Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ remains a classic song looking for ‘the balance of nature’.
The announcement coincides with the debut of the new version of one of the album's signatures, 'Where Do The Children Play.'
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The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and led to a worldwide tour that went on for a year.
We celebrate one of the most consistently creative singer-songwriters and frontmen of the past four decades.
Described by Elton John himself as “the very last album of its kind we’ll do”, ‘Madman Across The Water’ continued his North American domination.
The British group arrived with some of the most sophisticated, jazzy pop of the decade.
The best musical interpretations of the lawless couple, in country, hip-hop and more.
The Crowded House frontman paid tribute to the classic Beach Boys track from his home in Melbourne.
For fans of 60s pop, Jimmy Page created a hugely interesting body of work, which remains a pleasure to explore on this Decca playlist.
One of the group's best-known songs became a US top 40 hit during the American bicentennial.