The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
'Sweet Hitch-Hiker' became the group's final US top ten hit.
Plundering history while looking to the future, ‘Born In The Echoes’ found The Chemical Brothers launching more electronic battle weapons.
In its quest for a fresh start, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ reveals layers of hope, uncertainty and anxiety beneath its warm, inviting surface.
John Coltrane died on 17 July 1967, gave more to jazz in his 40 years than many who lived a much longer life, we look back at his great legacy.
Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time.
After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
In General Franco’s Spain, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ artwork was classed as obscene and banned. The record company had to change the sleeve.
The group from Hawthorne signed their historic first contract with Capitol Records on 16 July 1962.
The latest in our series about the great names that built Stax is William Bell, who wrote one of their earliest chapters and one of their most recent.
It’s a heady mix of R&B, soul and Motown, country music, psychedelia, rockabilly and classic rock’n’roll that comes together to create the soundtrack to swamp rock.
The acclaimed 1978 release was soon making it six No. 1 US albums in a row for the Stones, when it replaced Gerry Rafferty’s ‘City To City’ at the top.
Elton John set out to “shock a few people” with Honky Château. Recorded in just two weeks, it upped his game and included the classic Rocket Man.
We’re An American Band remains Grand Funk Railroad’s finest moment, oozing with confidence and radio-friendly accessibility, and peaking at No.2 in the US.