On 21 August 1977, the cutting-edge rockers had their self-titled debut album released by Chiswick Records.
Commonly referred to as “The Black Album”, Metallica’s self-titled record packed a bigger punch than ever before, upping the ante on heavy metal.
The song had both historical significance and huge poignancy in the pre-ABB days of Duane and Gregg Allman.
The band's show at Le Zénith on 12 August 1986 became the basis of the double album 'Live In The City Of Light.'
Our choice of the most memorable guitar exploits of the world-famous British musician.
Now hailed as classics, neither Derek And The Dominos’ ‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ album, nor the ‘Layla’ single, were big hits on their first release.
Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history, featuring 57 of the best jazz musicians ever: A Great Day In Harlem.
The Contours’ future Motown smash Do You Love Me hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of 11 August 1962 at a lowly No. 100.
‘Twang’ took George Strait to the top of the charts yet again, furthering the enduring Texan hero’s crossover appeal in the digital age.
Released in August 1988, ‘Optical Race’ offers some of the most accessible, beguiling melodies that Tangerine Dream laid down in the 80s.
'Hey Good Lookin'' inspired more than one hundred cover versions, including one that soon bagged the pop chart honours.
Their new US hit of August 1979 was a song that had been very good to some of the group 11 years earlier.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
'Enter Sandman,' from their 30 million-selling, self-titled album, became a signature track for the rock heroes.
With ‘Siren Song Of The Counter Culture’, Rise Against created a 21st-century punk classic that “hit a lot of people in a lot of different ways”.
The collaboration between a master producer and a British musician who blazed his own trail in electro-pop.