On ‘Queen’, crossover artist Nicki Minaj reclaimed the hip-hop crown with her most rap-oriented album yet, and demanded fealty from the newcomers.
Cass Elliot was one of the most-loved characters in 60s and early 70s pop music, and one of its most distinctive voices.
The band's first performance was not, as often reported, at the National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, but two days earlier in a famous north of England club.
uDiscover Music presents a specially-compiled poll of polls Rush playlist.
The pair had already written hits for Stevie and others when he oversaw her first album for Motown's MoWest label.
The 1961 recording is gripping, and not just because of Patsy's stellar vocals and undoubted star quality.
Chess Records had its first hit record on 29 July 1950, Gene Ammons' ‘My Foolish Heart’, then went on to provide the soundtrack to Black America in the 1950s.
The Beach Boys originally emulated the sound of the pre-rock vocal group, The Four Freshman, who famously fused jazz with rock in the 50s.
‘What’s The 411?’ introduced to the world a fusion of R&B hooks and hip-hop beats.
When Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj joined forces on the powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang,” they proved three divas are better than one.
‘Lifes Rich Pagent’ was a watershed album for R.E.M. on which Michael Stipe gained in confidence as a frontman and began to clearly enunciate his lyrics.
Containing the belting ‘Since You Been Gone’, Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ album was a muscular, radio-friendly classic from the Ritchie Blackmore-led band.
‘Blues Walk’ helped to kick-start the soul-jazz movement of the 60s and remains the go-to album in saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s canon.
Gene Vincent's made his TV debut on the Perry Como Kraft Music Hall Show that turned him into a star overnight.
Brian May described the song as one of the most beautiful that Freddie Mercury ever wrote.
History has tended to overlook the festival that was bigger than Woodstock, Monterey or the Isle of Wight.