Expectations for 'Selling England By The Pound' were high in the UK, and it didn’t disappoint, with a No. 3 debut.
Full of beguiling hooks and unashamedly radio-friendly melodies, the self-titled debut by Mike + The Mechanics revealed a diverse band heavy on hooks.
The best 80s music videos not only defined the decade, they influenced fashions and elevated the music video to the status of high art.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting "to speak to...
Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.
From Stylophones to pool balls, the rock canon is full of odd sounds and instrumental exotica. Here are the most unusual instruments in popular music.
On 22 July 1978, Dire Straits had something to show for their early efforts in terms of a UK chart position — but only just.
Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
In the 1970s, the annual Knebworth festival was something of a British institution.
The influence of ‘Sgt Pepper’ cannot be overstated. After its release in 1967, the album changed not only music, but pop culture at large.
"Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music", surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
In 1977, the group saluted what is now the longest-running TV football show in the world.