With the ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ album, George Strait earned himself a CMA Award and burnished his ever-expanding reputation.
'That's Life' was a US pop top five hit and an Adult Contemporary No. 1, but it also gave the Chairman of the Board an R&B chart entry.
In late 1972, 'Walk On Water' was Diamond's last release on the Uni label that had seen his breakthrough as a major star over the previous few years.
A wryly humourous piece of pop perfection, ‘I Can’t Dance’ filled dancefloors the world over with fans emulating its ironic video.
On 30 December 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
On 30 December 1967, the new band rounded off the year in style by charting with their first album.
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
Endlessly underrated, Hardin wrote some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of his day, including the endlessly-covered 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe.'
With ‘Trans’, Neil Young shocked fans and critics alike with a leftfield classic about how humanity was going to make sense of the computer age.
George Harrison’s first solo tour following the breakup of The Beatles began in November 1974, prior to the release of his fifth studio album, Dark Horse.
The album is widely respected as an early example of the way that jazz was beginning to acknowledge the fledgling funk sound.
'Fool On The Hill' was the Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 album featuring their version of the song from The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' EP.
'He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'' was nothing like the big hit it deserved to be, but it became a much-loved Hitsville highlight.
On 28 December 1963, signed to the small Tally label, Haggard entered the country countdown for the first time with 'Sing A Sad Song'.
Alex Chilton was many things: a blue-eyed soul singer, a Big Star power-popper and an indie iconoclast. The one thing he was not? Forgotten.