Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
The influence of ‘Sgt Pepper’ cannot be overstated. After its release in 1967, the album changed not only music, but pop culture at large.
With his imitable style, rollicking piano and Southern drawl, Dr John embodied the spirit of New Orleans.
"Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music", surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
History can be divided as pre-Pepper and post Pepper.
After years of toil, the Scottish frontman and his band were en route to the UK album top ten.
'Zappa In New York' was a record of how the maestro spent Christmas 1976.
Ahead of shows in the US, UK and Europe, Ahmet Zappa promises “a smorgasbord of awesome” from The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa.
The release commemorates the four historic, sold-out concerts that the trailblazing artist played at the Palladium in New York City, between Christmas and New Year’s 1976.
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.
With thrilling live work-outs, playful interludes and doo-wop covers, ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’ found Zappa indulging his greatest loves.
The production will feature a “who's who” of favourite musicians among Zappa fans, and hours of unseen performance footage of the pioneer.
'Blues From Laurel Canyon' was Mayall's first “solo” record since retiring the band name the Bluesbreakers.
From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.