From soul-jazz cuts to avant-garde explorations, ‘Empyrean Isles’ revealed that Herbie Hancock was a jazz icon in the making.
Ten months after Paul Weller announced that the trend-setting band were splitting up, their name was back in the bestsellers with their first hits retrospective, 'Snap!'
The Andersson-Ulvaeus composition 'Money Money Money' took about a year to make the US chart, and then failed to make the top 40 there.
'Blue Moves' is still revered by many fans as something of an undervalued gem in Elton's repertoire, and remains one of his own favourites.
‘Night Moves’ was Bob Seger’s first album with The Silver Bullet Band. Promoting him to superstar status, it sold over six million copies in the US.
An attempt to “remedy the deficiencies” of their debut, ‘Hotter Than Hell’ found KISS working up a collection of fiery future classics.
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock'n'roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
The track was already BB's 38th entry on the R&B chart, but marked only the 12th time he had made the pop list.
With ‘A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,’ Black Sheep made a classic laced with satire and sarcastic, acrid wit.
A transitional album that moved closer to pop than ever before, ‘Red’ nevertheless saw Taylor Swift retain her unique confessional intimacy with her fans.
Carpenters’ 'Passage' was a victim of timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
Released by Reaction Records in early October 1966, Cream's first single, 'Wrapping Paper,' was a piece of whimsical jazz-influenced pop.
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.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon, and an inspiration.
With ‘Joanne’, Lady Gaga consolidated everything that the past decade had brought her, ensuring we knew that plenty more was to come.
Hear the former MGs member, in-demand session player for more than half a century, and co-writer of some of the greatest soul records ever made.