While ‘Baduizm’ turned her into a household name, ‘Mama’s Gun’ cemented Erykah Badu’s status as the new face of R&B.
Fury's legions of fans included future punk guru Malcolm McLaren, who improbably exercised that admiration as he oversaw the Pistols' early rehearsals.
As the new year of 1965 dawned, the duo appeared on the Billboard album chart for the very first time, with the 'Right Now!' LP.
'See You Later, Alligator,' written by Robert Guidry, seized on a catchphrase of the era and became a rock 'n' roll favourite.
The Godfather stormed into 1971 with another funk smash, ‘Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved.’
As soon as the new year began, the band were on the road, all over the world, with a huge tour that began in Mobile, Alabama.
Walter Jacobs and his band the Jukes entered Billboard's Most Played In Juke Boxes chart on 2 January 1954 with 'You're So Fine.'
The new year saw the group covering the 1961 hit by Italian-American doo-wop group the Regents.
In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
'Going Up The Country' was a memorable follow-up to the band's debut hit 'On The Road Again.'
The group's first 'Greatest Hits' compilation made its Billboard chart debut on the first day of the new year.
Cat's early 1972 hit 'Morning Has Broken' was an attractive version of the Christian hymn published in 1931.
On the Billboard chart for 31 December 1966, Spencer and the group took their bow at No. 100 with ‘Gimme Some Lovin.’’
'That's Life' was a US pop top five hit and an Adult Contemporary No. 1, but it also gave the Chairman of the Board an R&B chart entry.
On 31 December 1977, the Ramones headlined at the Rainbow, supported by Generation X and the Rezillos,
On 30 December 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'