“The Father Of The Folk Blues”, Son House, Jr, was a major influence on Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, and helped create the Delta Blues sound.
'Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy' is listed by some sources as the first country disc to sell a million.
The second US No. 1 album of her career arrived with the 1989 collaboration with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, 'Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.'
In October 1984, the Scottish band went straight to No. 1 on the UK bestsellers with what would be their finest commercial hour, 'Steeltown.'
The Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' is one of those few songs with the emotional resonance to become No. 1 hits in two different eras.
Their self-titled 1968 set had the band working with New York producer Jimmy Miller, doubling up between these sessions and his initial work with the Rolling Stones.
Ten months after Paul Weller announced that the trend-setting band were splitting up, their name was back in the bestsellers with their first hits retrospective, Snap!
The producer of Patsy Cline’s timeless hits and songs by Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, Brenda Lee and many other greats was born on 21 October 1915.
'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow,' which Gaye co-wrote with Mickey Stevenson and Berry Gordy’s brother George, established him as a soul contender.
From Spain to Sweden, Austria to Australia and Italy to Ireland, ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ was a defining song of 1979.
On 20 October 1977, the rock heroes were involved in the terrible plane crash that claimed the lives of three band members.
Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
The sibling duo liked 'Strawberry Letter 23' so much that one of them went down the aisle to the Shuggie Otis original.
It was the LP featuring the UK top ten hit 'Killer On The Loose,' and the first with guitarist Snowy White.
His reading of 'Mack The Knife' topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and became another Darin classic.
In 1962, the singer-writer from Coopersville, Michigan could do very little wrong in the UK, and proved it again with 'The Swiss Maid.'