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.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of musical creativity and excellence for the band.
With backing from Apple and the support of Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison, James Taylor released a debut album that continues to amaze.
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.
It may get many people's vote as the ultimate Wings album, but it took nearly nine months to reach No. 1 in the UK.
By late 1964, the Beach Boys were one of America’s top groups. The one thing missing was a No. 1 US album, which arrived on 5 December with the Concert LP.
The Scottish quartet were on their way to their third UK top ten hit in just eight months, when ‘Angel Eyes (Home and Away)’ hit the bestsellers.
A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has been tackled in song by Randy Newman.
Released in 1964, The Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Little Red Rooster’ became the first blues record to top the UK singles chart.
'I'd Never Find Another You' was Billy's second Tony Orlando cover of 1961.
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 world-famous singer-songwriter had already taken part in many vocal pairings on disc by the time the 'Duets' album arrived in 1993.
The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in his exploration of modal jazz.
The final single by The Jam was one of those rare cases where a band really did quit at the top.