On 7 April 1972, The Big O cut the number that would become the opening song on his 'Memphis' album.
Demand for 'How To Be A Country Star' was so high after the Statlers played it at the CMAs, they added it to what would be their next album, 'The Originals.'
The under-publicised story of the trailblazing artist-executive from Seattle is well worth telling in some detail.
One of the great double-sided hits of the era paired ‘Long Tall Sally' with ‘Slippin’ and Slidin.''
From ‘Jailhouse Rock’ to ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’, the best 50s rock’n’roll soundtracks defined an era and sent a generations of teenagers into a frenzy.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock 'n' roll original.
In 1960, ‘Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)’ combined one of the hot new male singers and a female vocalist who had been popular since World War II.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
In January 1958, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US No. 1 LP.
'Live Peace In Toronto 1969' was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
On 3 January 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee — later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
'Your Cheatin' Heart,' Hank's posthumous country No. 1 of 1953, got a soulful makeover from The Genius.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
In 1964, one rock 'n' roll original covered another, as Richard charted with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.'
'Blind Owl' Wilson, who died on 3 September 1970 and thus joined the infamous '27 Club,' was co-founder and principal writer with Canned Heat. This is their story.