As ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ celebrates its 30th anniversary, The Ruler talks about taking his environment “and turning it into a story”.
Impossible to improve upon, ‘Dancing Queen’ remains a career-defining ABBA song – one that many have tried, but failed, to capture.
'Closer To Home' was released in June 1970, and the trio prepared to hit the American album top ten for the first time.
After three consecutive top ten albums in the UK, the Australian band went straight to No. 1 with their 1992 release.
The Motown release hit No. 1 on 15 August 1992, in a run that stretched from summer into late autumn.
Joining the British beat groups and US favourites on the Hot 100 of 15 August 1964 was the Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
1969 was a year of amazing musical festivals, but Woodstock, and the bands that played, set the template for events that have become part of our culture.
On 15 August 1956 one of the jazz events of the decade took place, a concert that has been immortalised on record as Jazz at The Hollywood Bowl.
Jimmy Webb is not only a great tunesmith, he's fantastic wordsmith. Few songwriters have a gift for both words and music greater than Webb.
The sibling Los Angeles duo entered both the US pop and soul charts on 14 August 1976 with their killer dance track, ‘Get The Funk Out Ma Face.’
He brought a humanitarian crisis to the world’s attention as only a former Beatle could.
In the summer of 1971, the band topped the British charts with an album that contained no chart singles at all.
The languid, synthesiser-underpinned track had a dreamy, soul-pop feel that was a long way from the intense style of The Jam.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
Who was more authentically rock’n’roll than Gene Vincent? ‘Bluejean Bop!’ has a reasonable claim to be the best debut album ever – it really is that good.