He was never a household name himself, but Gallup's pioneering work with Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps made him a guitar god for Clapton, Page, Beck et al.
Augmented with memorabilia from the time, the book also plots the celebrated guitarist's career in photos, through Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night.
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.
The recording of a bona fide rock 'n' roll classic.
The under-publicised story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
In March 1965, the former Tornadoes member bowed out of the bestsellers with Big Bill Broonzy's 'Diggin' My Potatoes.'
In February 1958, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' was in its sixth series and its teenage star was on singing duty.
From ‘Jailhouse Rock’ to ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’, the best 50s rock’n’roll soundtracks defined an era and sent a generations of teenagers into a frenzy.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock 'n' roll original.
'Hallelujah, I Love Her So,' the last hit that Eddie was able to see climbing the UK charts, entered the UK charts on 22 January 1960.
'Live Peace In Toronto 1969' was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
‘Three Steps To Heaven’ became a posthumous number-one hit in the UK for rock’n’roll pioneer Eddie Cochran, recorded shortly before his tragic passing.
As the first man to manage the group's business affairs, Williams was a key figure in their early development.
'Your Cheatin' Heart,' Hank's posthumous country No. 1 of 1953, got a soulful makeover from The Genius.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.