Frankie Goes To Hollywood were the epitome of 80s excess, the singular sound of a band trying to push the sound of pop music into the future.
People way too often overlook Jimmy Smith today, and that’s been true for a far too long. His Hammond organ playing influenced just about everyone.
Tapping into the psychedelic 60s, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ is probably the most unusual of The Rolling Stones’ albums.
Queen set out to match the hyper-reality of the 80s sci-fi cult classic, ‘Flash Gordon,’ and succeeded brilliantly.
Styx had been placing singles on the US chart for seven years, but only twice had they entered the Top 10 before 'Babe.'
After an uncertain start, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland were getting to be UK chart regulars by the time of their late 1979 single.
What Gaye did after ‘What’s Going On,’ far from trying to repeat its sound, was to branch out into a blaxploitation movie soundtrack.
Gregg was born on 8 December 1947 in Nashville, one year the junior of brother Duane, with whom he would co-found the mighty blues-rock institution the Allman Brothers Band.
Fuelled by ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,’ the soundtrack album gave Stevie another US R&B No.1 and ended Prince’s supremacy with ‘Purple Rain.’
Now synonymous with Christmas, ‘I Have A Dream’ found ABBA creating a timeless ballad that pointed towards Benny and Björn’s musical-theatre work.
A coming-of-age tale set to thumping bass and wheezing synths, ‘Kaleidoscope’ saw Kelis set the standard for a new era of experimental R&B.
Recorded over a month, John Fogerty wrote every track on the album and added horns and keyboards to create a more expansive sound on 'Pendulum.'
Late in 1971, Paul McCartney returned to a band configuration as Wings released their LP debut.
Remarkably, the soul man's next smash was a song with country and western origins going back to 1956.
The group's second and final R&B No.1 album ‘Special Occasion’ came nearly three years after the first.