A wait of almost eight years from Rod's first break to his first UK chart-topper ended in October 1971.
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 guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
On 19 August 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 10 August 1909.
This was the festival that began life as the Richmond Jazz Festival in 1960, morphed into the Jazz and Blues Festival in 1963 and had in 1964 played host to The Rolling...
The success of the American rock band was amplified when The Who took them under their wing.
Eric Clapton joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then quits to form Cream, but first he records the Beano album, a classic.
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.
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 killer line-up includes Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and more.
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?
Originally received as a gift from guitarist Jeff Beck, Page used a 1959 Telecaster to unleash his larger-than-life riffage and fierce soloing.
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.