How many weeks have The Who spent at No.1 on the UK album chart? Precisely one, with 'Who's Next.'
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
With a colourful sleeve and a confident rock sound, the debut album by Ritchie Blackmore's new band made its mark.
In praise of the stalwart rock guitarist who replaced Peter Frampton in Humble Pie and played with Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Cozy Powell and many others.
The fourth studio set for Ritchie Blackmore’s band featured new lead singer Graham Bonnet replacing Ronnie James Dio.
Birch worked on highly successful albums in the catalogs of such notables as Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
Held on the second weekend of August 1968, this is one of the least remembered of all the late 1960s outdoor events. It shouldn't be.
Containing the belting ‘Since You Been Gone’, Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ album was a muscular, radio-friendly classic from the Ritchie Blackmore-led band.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
The rock of Deep Purple, drummer and co-founder Ian Paice, was born in Nottingham, England on 29 June 1948.
The legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
The powerhouse rock outfit's new set was bolstered by the rock radio hit 'Stone Cold.'
As Bolanmania spread across the UK, the first two Tyrannosaurus Rex albums hit No. 1 together.