Written and recorded in a day, John Lennon's 'Instant Karma!', became the first solo single by a former Beatle to sell a million copies in America.
Named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone, the iconic blues man won 15 Grammys and sold more than 40 million records worldwide.
The record features contributions by Paul McCartney as well as Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart and many others.
The Beatles’ most-covered song, ‘Yesterday’ has inspired a movie of the same name, and remains a high-water mark in The Beatles’ career.
'Imagine' is John Lennon’s second solo album release, in the autumn of 1971, full of brilliant songs, great hooks and John’s ever-present acerbic wit.
On 4 September, 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' became the first of a string of post-Beatles, McCartney-penned singles to top the US pop chart.
Penning songs such as ‘Gimme Some Truth’, John Lennon radicalised his music and became one of the most politically engaged musicians in history.
Arguably The Beatles’ most visceral moment on record, ‘Helter Skelter’ grew from a bluesy jam into what’s been cited as the world’s first heavy metal song.
Starting life as a tender acoustic song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ became an epic rock track, and one of George Harrison’s finest Beatles moments.
The station will broadcast from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 September from London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios,
On 24 August 1967, the Beatles meet the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time and a few days later Brian Epstein dies.
'My Way' included the timeless title song and Lennon & McCartney's 'Yesterday,' while the Bergman collection features 'Nice 'N' Easy' and 'L.A. Is My Lady.'
A classic back-to-basics rocker, ‘Back In The USSR’ incorporated Beach Boys harmonies and Chuck Berry riffs to become a scorching piece of rock’n’roll.
'Easy Rider' netted a best screenplay Oscar nomination for Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern, and has since been listed on the American Film Institute’s ranking of the top 100 American films.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
The track features vocals on the choruses by Glen Hansard, and the positive lyric makes reference to John Lennon.