Inspiration for 'I Second That Emotion' struck when Smokey was out shopping with his friend and fellow writer Al Cleveland.
The 1992 album was the band's third, and the last with their original four-piece line-up.
On October 10, 1970, the Carpenters made their British breakthrough, with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition '(They Long To Be) Close To You.'
The Who bassman was busy working theaters, halls and arenas across North America on his first tour in his own name in early 1975.
From electro-skank to serious roots reggae, Dennis Brown was right on target with ‘Foul Play,’ an early 80s classic worthy of rediscovery.
John Lennon's solo recordings sound as fresh and as innovative today as they did when they first came out. Here are 20 of the best.
John Lennon’s second solo album, ‘Imagine,’ was his biggest post-Beatles hit, yet was typically uncompromising, influencing the generations that followed.
On October 9, 1971, ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler),’ the latest 45 from Marvin’s immortal ‘What’s Going On’ album, bowed on the US pop and R&B charts.
A wait of almost eight years from Rod's first break to his first UK chart-topper ended in October 1971.
T.Rex’s ‘Electric Warrior’ debuted at No.2 on the UK chart of October 9, 1971 and a new fan phenomenon was confirmed.
Diverse, heavy-hitting, and truly fearless, the album ensured that Soundgarden were among the head of the pack after grunge broke.
A bold step forward for Hawkwind, their second album, ‘In Search Of Space,’ laid the groundwork for the landmark ‘Silver Machine.’
Just how did Karen and Richard Carpenter get involved with the ‘International Flying Saucer Bureau’?
His guitar is wonderfully evocative, but then so is his singing; Albert King had one of the finest voices among guitar-toting blues men.
If you want to let someone hear what Coltrane is all about, then this is as good a place as any to start.
When exactly were the group first deemed worthy of a compilation album? We pinpoint the date.