With his debut Blue Note album, Lonnie Smith established himself as one of the rising new stars of organ-driven soul-jazz in the late 60s.
The acclaimed 1978 release was soon making it six No.1 US albums in a row for the Stones, when it replaced Gerry Rafferty’s ‘City To City’ at the top.
Beastie Boys always seemed to be pushing their music forward, while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their past.
Intimate and spontaneous, ‘Roman Candle’ laid bare the threads of Elliott Smith’s songwriting, acting as a prelude to his career.
With ‘Countdown To Extinction,’ Dave Mustaine put politics front and center of Megadeth’s work, tackling both the Gulf War and the conflict in his own psyche.
To celebrate Bastille Day, we've picked some revolutionary French musicians who defined popular music in France
How the duo followed one of the biggest soul and crossover pop hits of 1979.
The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.
‘The Tipping Point’ is populated by hip-hop’s forgotten heroes, and catches The Roots still finding their place in the pop culture pantheon.
Launched during punk’s first wave, Mark Perry’s ‘Sniffin’ Glue’ fanzine captured the scene in its purest form and went on to shape the future of fanzines.
In an artistic about-turn that no one predicted, Sting confidently explored classical music across three albums that remain some of his most experimental.
Long before Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana, there was the London-based Nirvana, the cult symphonic duo who were the first group signed to Island Records.
Queen’s Live Aid performance has not only gone down in history as the day’s show-stopping event, but one of the greatest live concerts of all time.
Released in 1992, this album captures George Harrison’s performance with Eric Clapton and remains a joyous celebration of Harrison’s career.
It was one of the most incredible concerts ever. These photos tell the story of the events, held in London and Philadelphia in 1985.
Queen's debut album, released by EMI after many others had turned it away, proved to be an important, auspicious and vital record.