An attempt to “remedy the deficiencies” of their debut, ‘Hotter Than Hell’ found KISS working up a collection of fiery future classics.
Gregg was born on 8 December 1947 in Nashville, one year the junior of brother Duane, with whom he would co-found the mighty blues-rock institution the Allman Brothers Band.
The sound of Sister Luc Gabrielle and a chorus of four nuns impressed Philips Records and, soon, the world.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
Remarkably, 'You’re The First, The Last, My Everything' was a song with country and western origins going back to 1956.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of musical creativity and excellence for the band.
With backing from Apple and the support of Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison, James Taylor released a debut album that continues to amaze.
Each new LP by The Jam took them closer to the holy grail of a UK No. 1 album.
Within six days of the release of Metallica's 'Reload,' the RIAA had certified the new album double platinum for two million US shipments.
Queen's 'Flash Gordon' single theme made its chart debut in the week that the movie, directed by Mike Hodges, took its cinematic bow.
By late 1964, the Beach Boys were one of America’s top groups. The one thing missing was a No. 1 US album, which arrived on 5 December with the Concert LP.
The Scottish quartet were on their way to their third UK top ten hit in just eight months, when ‘Angel Eyes (Home and Away)’ hit the bestsellers.
Released in 1964, The Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Little Red Rooster’ became the first blues record to top the UK singles chart.
'I'd Never Find Another You' was Billy's second Tony Orlando cover of 1961.
Non-conformist to the core and a peerless satirist who nevertheless took his musicianship very seriously, Zappa left a huge legacy of recorded music.
The world-famous singer-songwriter had already taken part in many vocal pairings on disc by the time the 'Duets' album arrived in 1993.