For Chuck's first recording session, he tried to hide his identity from his disapproving and highly religious father.
Even into his 19th album, ‘Ice On Fire’, Elton John made music with “more enthusiasm for his work than a man half his age”.
In November 1975, a 26-year old with an increasingly sophisticated taste for blue-eyed soul unveiled his second solo album.
With infectious attitude, bags of drive, and no shortage of hits Spice Girls’ debut album took their message of empowerment around the world.
The song opened with the doo-wop harmonies of Marvin's youth, before blossoming into a fingersnapping, joyful ode to a returning lover.
‘Raditude’ was Weezer’s ode to youth – not only thematically, but in how it incorporated artists and genres that spoke to a new generation of fans.
The sonic shift in the 1998 album revealed an even deeper, joyfully melodious exploration of Beck’s individuality.
Straddling the line between 80s anthems and 90s hard rock, ‘Keep The Faith’ saw Bon Jovi rejuvenated, ready to dominate another decade.
Buzzing along at a tight pace, ‘Red Pill Blues’ found Maroon 5 at their most playful and experimental, powering into another hits-filled decade.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’s self-titled second album infused tradition with contemporary energy, resulting in a modern rock classic.
After the 70s party, ‘Super Trouper’ boasted introspective ballads such as ‘The Winner Takes It All’, finding ABBA retooling themselves for a new decade.
Always at odds with their peers, with ‘All Mod Cons’ The Jam revealed themselves to be one of the most exciting – and enduring – British groups of the 70s.
Hot off the back of their debut album, and with a film in the making, too, ‘Spiceworld’ turned Spice Girls into the biggest band on the planet.
In recognition of a man who was a key ingredient in the early emergence of a British rock institution.
With his original band, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson nearly single-handedly sparked a prog revival and it continues with his concert film ‘Home Invasion’.
Recorded over two sessions at the end of 1959, 'Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster' is a saxophone tour de force and a “classic album from two jazz giants.”