Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of August 4, 1958.
The band's 12th UK studio album seized the momentum of the title track, opening single and future staple of their live set.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
The band's slow-burning, eponymous debut album was all part of the groundwork for a hugely successful run at the top from the late 1960s until the mid-1970s.
On 16 October 1951, in Atlanta, young Richard Penniman made his first-ever recordings.
Following the classic ‘Jailbreak’ album, Thin Lizzy’s ‘Johnny The Fox’ was another career high proving that the boys were in town for good.
Travelling with Chris Barber’s jazz band, Muddy Waters’ first UK tour found him playing “pure” and “uninhibited” blues to devoted crowds.
Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy”, Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
Described by Smokey Robinson as Motown’s “first bang-bang record”, The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ remains one of the greatest soul songs of all time.
Captured live on ‘Sinatra At The Sands’, The Chairman delivered a performance that made everyone in the room think they’d hit the jackpot.
Described by Wayne Shorter as being “about life, the universe and God”, ‘The All Seeing Eye’ remains one of its creator’s most ambitious albums.
The coal miner's daughter was 25 years old when she made her first appearance on the celebrated show and brodcast.
Originally released in France in October 1971, ‘Camembert Electrique’ redefined the parameters of rock music and remains one of Gong‘s most beloved works.
Stereophonics’ sixth album, ‘Pull The Pin’, found the Welsh rockers looking at the world around them and trying to make sense of the disarray.
The Billboard issue of 15 October 1966 confirmed that the Chairman of the Board was back.