His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
'Closer To Home' was released in June 1970, and the trio prepared to hit the American album top ten for the first time.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
One of the finest artists on the illustrious Chess label, Howlin’ Wolf shaped the blues, as this playlist of 20 of the best Howlin’ Wolf songs shows.
It was an incongruous head-to-head chart contest that continued in the UK for months.
In June 1971, even media types who had never liked GFR's populist hard rock style had to concede that they'd become one of the biggest bands of their generation.
The summer of 1967 has taken on an almost mythical magic, a psychedelic “summer of love” with beautiful people turning on, tuning in and dropping out from Hyde Park to Haight-Ashbury.
Why do millions of people flock to Graceland or fly across the world to see The Beatles’ instruments? The best music museums offer historic time capsules.
The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ inspired many cover versions, from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix and The Flaming Lips. uDiscover celebrates some of the best.
Gil Evans was one of the most important arrangers in the history of jazz.
After the promise of the ‘Killing An Arab' single came the LP arrival of 20-year-old Robert Smith and the band.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
Twenty of the best Muddy Waters songs: legendary cuts from the blues legend who helped launch Chess Records and inspired The Rolling Stones.
The Beastie Boys’ 'Check Your Head' changed the course of hip hop, creating the blueprint for all rap-rock strivers to come.