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...
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Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
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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.
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In 1977, the group saluted what is now the longest-running TV football show in the world.
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From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
It barely touched the UK chart, but the album is revered by fans as a Genesis landmark.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.