A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
Inspired by The Band’s pioneering Americana, Elton John’s ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ was cinematic in its scope, and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
The group hit the top 20 of the UK chart at the first time of asking, with their debut single ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It.’
There are many great cover songs, but only a few stand out as landmarks, earning themselves a distinction among the best cover versions of all time.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
Recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
Their new US hit of August 1979 was a song that had been very good to some of the group 11 years earlier.
He wrote the classic that's been covered hundreds of times, and made other fine records of his own.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.
‘Caribou’ found Elton John relocating to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for his follow-up to the insanely successful ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’.
Whether through their direct messages or a knack for creating effervescent, life-affirming pop, these 15 LGBTQ musicians have all helped change the world.
In a recording career that spans over five decades, the best Elton John songs have become part of the fabric of our culture – a language we all understand.
The quartet were missing the warmth of Los Angeles, but making their UK chart debut.
With her first two hits already secured, anticipation was high for Springfield's album debut.