Full of lush electronic orchestration, this documentary score by Vangelis remains an underrated gem.
Non-conformist to the core and a peerless satirist who nevertheless took his musicianship very seriously, Zappa left a huge legacy of recorded music.
The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in modal jazz.
The final single by The Jam was one of those rare cases where a band really did quit at the top.
A remarkable 1965 for the vocal duo came towards an end with a new hit in December, 'Ebb Tide.'
A match made in retro-futurist heaven, the ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack found French duo Daft Punk rebooting Disney’s cult classic movie.
Prefacing the ambient music which Brian Eno would pursue later on, ‘Before And After Science’ pulled off the feat of uniting “pro” and “anti” punks in 1977.
The McCartney composition that has sold more copies in the UK than anything by The Beatles was rising to No. 1 in early December 1977.
Pete Townshend worked on the song, originally as a slow blues, all through the summer of 1965, as The Who toured Scandinavia and Holland.
The track was the final release from Thinkin' About You, Yearwood's fourth regular LP, which continued the incredible success started with her self-titled 1991 debut set.
Tapping into the psychedelic 60s, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ is probably the most unusual of The Rolling Stones’ albums.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
On 2 December 1992, 'Avalon' went platinum for Roxy in the US, fully a decade after it was released.
The chequered story of I Heard It Through The Grapevine included Gladys and the group's R&B No. 1 version, before Marvin took ownership of the song.
'Shout' became the group's fourth top five UK hit in two years and went on to top the Billboard Hot 100.
With their ‘The Filth & The Fury’ headline, the ‘Daily Mirror’ lit the touchpaper for a hate campaign against Sex Pistols in 1977 – as this gallery shows.