After receiving just one play, at 4am in the morning, Guns N Roses’ ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ video caused a meltdown at MTV and made the group overnight stars.
Before James Brown released ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud’ no mainstream artist had stated the case for black pride so explicitly.
The follow-up to ‘Let’s Get It On’, Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ was a deeply personal album that laid the blueprint for 90s and 00s R&B and neo soul.
A dazzling album that defined black America both musically and lyrically, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ is a visionary album that will resonate for decades to come.
The Who bassman was busy working theatres, halls and arenas across North America on his first tour in his own name in early 1975.
Lightnin' Hopkins, born in Texas he spent his life playing his own special brand of country blues and became popular in America and Europe.
With their debut album, ‘On Through The Night’, Def Leppard proved they were no strangers to ambition, paving the way for later career highs.
Ready for the mainstream, Extreme released a debut album full of breathtaking technical proficiency that proved they were way ahead of their contemporaries.
With ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’, Chick Corea proved himself a master of the piano and created a work that spoke to the vicissitudes of life.
Formed in 1969, Egg were a classic prog rock band that went on to spawn some unusual musical follow-ups, and also released a must-hear debut album.
When the Queen II album came out in 1974, those who heard it were impressed and spiritually uplifted. Queen had arrived in style and Freddie could give up his weekend job and...
Raising a finger to the mainstream, even as it took it over, Nine Inch Nails’ ‘The Downward Spiral’ remains an unflinching, generation-defining masterpiece.
Escaping from the darkness of of ‘White Light/White Heat’, The Velvet Underground’s self-titled third album turned down the volume and turned up the warmth.
Remembering the man that his longtime collaborator Neil Young called "one of the last of the original country greats."
Alvin Lee’s performance at Woodstock in 1969 catapulted him to superstardom, and the guitarist is now remembered as one of blues rock’s finest ever.
Wearing its crown well, ‘King & Queen’ saw Otis Redding team up with Carla Thomas for a laidback and playful album that included the hit single ‘Tramp’.