We present 20 of the finest examples of the man they call the Human Riff, including Rolling Stones hits, lesser-celebrated numbers and solo album tracks.
Fans had consolation for the band's just-announced split with the live retrospective 'Dig The New Breed,' covering their five years as a performing force.
On 10 December 1966, Campbell entered the country singles chart as a solo artist for the very first time with 'Burning Bridges.'
'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' became a cast-iron Yuletide favourite, but its original UK peak was No. 4.
‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ became the second consecutive single by Bolan and the band to peak at No. 2 in the UK in less than three months.
A musical and sonic mind blast, the four LA Roxy performances have goneGoing down in history as some of Zappa and The Mothers’ finest ever live shows.
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters’ ‘Christmas Portrait’ is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
'Seventh Sojourn' was a record full of classic Moodies songs, and it was America’s favourite album for five weeks.
Fuelled by ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,' the soundtrack album gave Stevie another US R&B No. 1 and ended Prince's supremacy with 'Purple Rain.'
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.
The sound of Sister Luc Gabrielle and a chorus of four nuns impressed Philips Records and, soon, the world.
The group's second and final R&B No. 1 album 'Special Occasion' came nearly three years after the first.
Remarkably, 'You’re The First, The Last, My Everything' was a song with country and western origins going back to 1956.