Full of lush electronic orchestration, this documentary score by Vangelis remains an underrated gem.
Styx had been placing singles on the US chart for seven years, but only twice had they entered the top ten before 'Babe.'
After an uncertain start, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland were getting to be UK chart regulars by the time of 'Walking On The Moon.'
What Gaye did after 'What's Going On,' far from trying to repeat its sound, was to branch out into a blaxploitation movie soundtrack.
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.
People way too often overlook Jimmy Smith today, and that’s been true for a far too long. His Hammond organ playing influenced just about everyone.
Remarkably, 'You’re The First, The Last, My Everything' was a song with country and western origins going back to 1956.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
Now synonymous with Christmas, ‘I Have A Dream’ found ABBA creating a timeless ballad that pointed towards Benny and Björn’s musical-theatre work.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with Richard Carpenter himself at the helm, the Carpenters orchestral album make the duo’s classic songs richer.
Another album that pays homage to the blues legends that inspired him, ‘The Prophet Speaks’ found Van Morrison at the top of his game.
Recorded over a month, John Fogerty wrote every track on the album and added horns and keyboards to create a more expansive sound on Pendulum.
The sound of Sister Luc Gabrielle and a chorus of four nuns impressed Philips Records and, soon, the world.
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.