With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
Sexy and romantic, the best Barry White songs made him the boss of bedroom soul music. He had the funk, the soul and the disco – nobody did it like him.
The most underrated icon of African-American Music, Barry White’s unique vision delivered a romantic soul music that seduced the world.
Intended as a one-off celebration of their career, the ‘One Night Only’ live show and album took Bee Gees on a victory lap around the world.
Bee Gees’ ‘ESP’ album found Barry Gibb literally writing a hit in his sleep, proving the group could keep up with trends in the 80s.
The Village People's Victor Willis said: "Henri leaves an impressive body of work that helped shape the disco genre, and as a record executive, he was par excellence."
With its infectious bass line and Mick's sassy vocals, The Rolling Stones' disco version of ‘Miss You’ entered the US charts on 27 May 1978.
From disco hits to tender ballads, the queer canon is as diverse as it is large. Here are the most memorable songs that celebrate the LGBTQ experience.
Long before Madonna suggested to “Strike A Pose” in her 1990 hit ‘Vogue’, 'Pose' centres on the music that was the lifeblood of NYC ballroom culture.
Disco was the music of liberation, inclusiveness and empowerment with a four-on-the-floor bassline as its rallying cry. See why it's OK to like disco.
Setting out to harness their “insane influences” into “something that could be put on stage”, Bee Gees’ ‘Odessa’ emerged as a genre-spanning masterpiece.
Her audacious piece of "bedroom soul" was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies.
Donna's song from the 'Thank God It's Friday' soundtrack, ‘Last Dance,’ became a gold-certified US pop success and the toast of the next awards season.
With the release of their soundtrack for ‘Saturday Night Fever’, in 1977, Bee Gees were at the birth of disco, pointing the way for others to follow.
Seeing the connection between jazz and disco, the Vanguard and Fantasy labels made sophisticated dancefloor music that still sounds fresh and thrilling.