The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
On August 19, 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US top 20 hit, 'Lotta Lovin''.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
Held on the second weekend of August 1968, this is one of the least remembered of all the late 1960s outdoor events. It shouldn't be.
Ertegun died at 83 in December 2006, but to this day, the standards he set are aspired to by the modern generation of label heads.
The success of the American rock band was amplified when The Who took them under their wing.
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.
Artist, songwriter, and one of Britain’s finest, and possibly most underrated, guitar players, here are Ronnie Wood's career-defining cuts.
For fans of 60s pop, Jimmy Page created a hugely interesting body of work, which remains a pleasure to explore on this Decca playlist.
Beck said, “You’ll be hearing more from Johnny and me in a little while but until then we hope you find some solidarity in our take on this Lennon classic.”
Born on 1 April 1946, Ronnie was one of the UK's great treasures, happy both in a group setting, as a collaborator or bandleader.
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?
You may know every lyric to your favourite songs, but do you know who wrote them? Here are just a few of the secret songwriters behind the greatest hits.
Nicky Hopkins was one of the most in demand session players of his generation and featured on one of Rolling Stones Records’ first releases, ‘Jamming With Edward’.
The rare relationship between the artist and the Royal Albert Hall has spanned his entire career.