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.
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.
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.
Surprisingly unsuccessful at the time, the album has thankfully become a monument to the unique soulfulness of one of Britain’s finest-ever voices.
Felix was an important figure on the folk scene from the 1960s onwards and a familiar face on British TV.
'I Just Fall In Love Again,' from the Carpenters' 'Passage' album, was also recorded by Dusty and then by the Canadian star.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
Dusty Springfield was a big, big star in the 1960s with hits on both sides of the Atlantic, but she was much more than that.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
The love song: some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
Recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
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.