Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Within two short and exciting years of punk, there were rapid changes, as the creative innovators starting experimenting on a worldwide scale.
What is Prog Rock? Rick Wakeman stated that for musicians, it 'wasn’t just about breaking the rules, but knowing which rules to break in the first place!'
With the likes of DMX, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nelly, and 2Pac all selling albums in their tens of millions, hip-hop around the early 1990s became a game changer.
Called America’s band, the soundtrack to summer, they've been making the world a more harmonious place for us for over 5 decades. They are The Beach Boys.
Not only did some of the most important British folk records come out on one label, Island, but also one producer, Joe Boyd, was responsible for them all.
Virgin Records, a mail-order-only business before becoming the hippest vinyl store in London was instrumental in a shift towards experimental sound.
Four Motown singers, the pillars of Motown Records – Smokey, Stevie, Marvin and Diana – all became global soul superstars due to one man, Berry Gordy.
A man who is unquestionably one of the greatest writers of popular music of the last one hundred years; who, in the modern era, has but a handful of peers.
Virgin is in everything from finance to mobile phones, health & fitness to holidays, trains, an airline and a record label, but all that was to come…
Abba’s albums have sold in their hundreds of millions, and with the success of Mamma Mia! the appeal of Sweden’s most popular export seems guaranteed.
The artists that made London the pop music capital of the world epitomise an era of change, with a soundtrack featuring some of the best pop music ever.
It's the groups of Motown who have largely defined the sound and soul sent around the world from “Hitsville U.S.A.” at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.
Most people will not view 1973 as a vintage year in music, yet there was an astounding number of releases that ensure it was a year well worth remembering.
To win a coveted BRIT or Grammy award, is a career highlight for many artists, symbolising the glamour, drama & celebration of what music has to offer.
It's emotional, it's empowering and, if experienced in a live setting with partner close by, it can induce the involuntary waving of a lighter in the air...