LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
The collaboration between a master producer and a British musician who blazed his own trail in electro-pop.
The Billboard Hot 100 dated 4 July 1964 showed the Beach Boys climbing to the top of the chart with ‘I Get Around.’
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.
Completed at the end of 1978 at ABBA's Polar Music Studios, ‘Chiquitita’ soon emerged as the first single from their ‘Voulez-Vous’ album.
The history of club music runs from groundbreaking Paradise Garade DJs such as Larry Levan, to 90s and 00s club megabombs.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Few can touch Barbra Streisand in terms of cultural clout, career autonomy and sheer vocal ability, here we explore the enduring power of Streisand.
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.
“I know and believe in the power of music to bring people together for the betterment of mankind," producer Quincy Jones later said of the all-star charity single.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
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.
Like all award shows, the Grammys are always bound to satisfy, surprise and rankle in equal measure, and there have been some surprising wins in the past.