The Crickets' final UK chart appearance was a nod to the late Ritchie Valens, and featured A-list contributors James Burton and Leon Russell.
'It’s unmistakably Haggard, which always connotes greatness,' wrote Billboard of the 1974 release.
The Hag's seventh No.1 featured such great players as James Burton and Jim Gordon.
On December 30, 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'
With his third Capitol LP in five months, the singer-guitarist was ending 1967 as one of the hottest new properties in country music.
Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
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.
Two-CD and deluxe two-disc vinyl sets will celebrate the record widely considered the finest hour of the enigmatic singer-songwriter.
The eponymous album will be available as a standalone CD and on 180-g black vinyl for the first time ever.