On 21 August 1977, the cutting-edge rockers had their self-titled debut album released by Chiswick Records.
1969 was a year of amazing musical festivals, but Woodstock, and the bands that played, set the template for events that have become part of our culture.
On 15 August 1956 one of the jazz events of the decade took place, a concert that has been immortalised on record as Jazz at The Hollywood Bowl.
Jimmy Webb is not only a great tunesmith, he's fantastic wordsmith. Few songwriters have a gift for both words and music greater than Webb.
The sibling Los Angeles duo entered both the US pop and soul charts on 14 August 1976 with their killer dance track, ‘Get The Funk Out Ma Face.’
He brought a humanitarian crisis to the world’s attention as only a former Beatle could.
In the summer of 1971, the band topped the British charts with an album that contained no chart singles at all.
From the ashes of their ill-starred 'Lifehouse' project rose one of the band’s greatest albums.
The languid, synthesiser-underpinned track had a dreamy, soul-pop feel that was a long way from the intense style of The Jam.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland classic was first cut a month earlier — and got the thumbs down from Berry Gordy.
Blind from birth, pianist George Shearing headed an elite club of British jazz musicians to find fame in the US, his name becoming a byword for “cool”.
“Better than anything they’ve done before,” ‘Aftermath’ found The Rolling Stones pushing pop music forward and creating a rock-era classic.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
Who was more authentically rock’n’roll than Gene Vincent? ‘Bluejean Bop!’ has a reasonable claim to be the best debut album ever – it really is that good.
For Chuck's first recording session, he tried to hide his identity from his disapproving and highly religious father.
The follow-up to 'The Happening' was the first single by the group to be credited to Diana Ross and the Supremes.