'I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me)' became Richard's last top 20 R&B hit and featured a future superstar guitarist.
'I Wanna Be Your Man', The Rolling Stones second 45 was released in November 1963, but it was not what Decca Records had originally planned.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
The 2007 album was hailed around the world as a creative high point in the long and distinguished careers of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
On 16 October 1951, in Atlanta, young Richard Penniman made his first-ever recordings.
The Georgia Peach made a momentous announcement on 12 October 1957, when he declared that he was giving up rock ‘n’ roll and embracing God.
Late September 1957 brought the Georgia Peach another US chart entry, with a song featured in the film 'Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll.'
The Rolling Stones' first tour, which began on 29 September 1963, was a star-studded affair featuring the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley and Little Richard, among others.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
In 1964, one rock 'n' roll original covered another, as Richard charted with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.'
Born on 6 September 1925, Jimmy Reed became a best-selling blues artist, regularly making the charts and influencing a string of younger artists in the 60s.
A trademark Hank Williams song was created on 30 August 1949, when Hank recorded ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
On 19 August 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US top 20 hit, 'Lotta Lovin''.