The erudite individual from the Bronx devised the very term rhythm and blues, before going on to help define it at Atlantic Records and far beyond.
An influence on everyone from David Bowie to Thom Yorke, the best Scott Walker songs offer an insight into the mind of a true musical original.
The 1968 album was the first to be co-produced by the singer herself.
During the episode, host Daryl Easlea dives into many of the celebrated tracks on the album, including ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ and more.
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 October 1970 album was cinematic in its scope, and a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
Many a chart hit has come off the back of a movie appearance. From Simple Minds to Stevie Wonder, we present some of the best songs in films.
Ertegun died at 83 in December 2006, but to this day, the standards he set are aspired to by the modern generation of label heads.
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 musicians have all helped change the world.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
The quartet were missing the warmth of Los Angeles, but turned that into a gold-certified classic.
With her first two hits already secured, anticipation was high for Springfield's album debut.