On 21 August 1977, the cutting-edge rockers had their self-titled debut album released by Chiswick Records.
Lady Gaga’s debut album, ‘The Fame’, remains a masterclass in how to launch a 21st-century pop star, setting the stage for Gaga’s world domination.
If you haven’t heard Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, it’s time for a change of luck. Go ahead, listen. It’ll make your day.
Musical highlights from the multi-faceted and always eventful career of a seminal drummer.
On 19 August 1957, Gene entered the US singles chart with what became his only other US top 20 hit, 'Lotta Lovin''.
In 1956, a record store owner convinced Blind Willie McTell to record his playing, what he got was more than just music.
‘Who Are You’ kept up with the times. Though punk poured scorn on early 70s rock’n’roll superstars, most of the Class Of ’77 retained respect for The Who.
The ‘Underwater Sunlight’ album showed that Tangerine Dream intended to continue making pop-tinged music with discipline and structure.
‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ marked a late career masterpiece from two jazz greats, capturing what made them both so special.
Fuelled by huge, anthemic singles, 'Slippery When Wet' became the record that made their name both at home and around the world.
The song was a musical tour de force by the 23-year-old Motown genius, who survived a serious accident just after its release.
The fourth studio set for Ritchie Blackmore’s band featured new lead singer Graham Bonnet replacing Ronnie James Dio.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
Paul remained a lesser-known name than either David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, despite his great vocal presence and pivotal role in the rise of the classic five-piece line-up.
In the summer of 1976, the band were on a strange lap of honour.
It was not so much 'I Just Called To Say I Love You' as the opposite, on the melodramatic 'As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone.'