From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
A new a star-studded tribute album celebrates Joni Mitchell’s legacy, featuring James Taylor, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan and Rufus Wainwright, among others.
From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
On 21 November 1964, Gaye entered the Hot 100 with what would would become a new crossover success, but a UK entry for just one week on 12 December.
With backing from Apple and the support of Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison, James Taylor released a debut album that continues to amaze.
Taylor himself grew up in New Bern, North Carolina and wrote one of his most famous songs, ‘Carolina In My Mind’, about the area.
The former Dire Straits frontman hit a particularly rich seam with his second LP in his own name, 'Sailing To Philadelphia.'
The reputation of the 1970 album among the group's fans and media has only grown in later years.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
The eponymous album will be available as a standalone CD and on 180-g black vinyl for the first time ever.
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.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Walsh's non-profit VetsAid raises money and disburses grants to veterans’ services organizations nationally and locally.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Some great 1960s music went missing in action in a decade when tens of thousands of singles were released each year.