Before he was 22, Ridley had been a co-founder of two key British bands of the late 1960s, Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie.
Previewed by 'Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul,' the album made the US Top 10 and went gold.
In praise of the stalwart rock guitarist who replaced Peter Frampton in Humble Pie and played with Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Cozy Powell and many others.
Muddy was the first to record Willie Dixon's future blues classic 'I'm Ready,' on September 1, 1954.
The British singer-songwriter from Beckenham, Kent is known for his estimable solo career as well as performing with the talk box instrument.
'Frampton Comes Alive' became the multi-platinum sensation of 1976 and produced three major hits in 'Show Me The Way,' 'Baby I Love Your Way' and 'Do You Feel Like We Do.'
In June 1971, even media types who had never liked GFR's populist hard rock style had to concede that they'd become one of the biggest bands of their generation.
The English guitarist was ready for the solo debut that arrived in the spring of 1972.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
In celebration of one of the UK's most distinguished guitarists and singer-writers of the past five decades.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
1974's 'Somethin's Happening' was an invaluable building block in Frampton’s development into one of America’s biggest stars of the 1970s.
The 1975 album is a fascinating record of what was happening immediately before the English singer-guitarist’s solo career went stratospheric.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
One of the first and most loved of the supergroups from Britain, Humble Pie established their sound from the off.