Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
On 23 July 1966, jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith had a lesser-known UK chart entry on the EP countdown with 'Swinging With The Incredible Jimmy Smith,' featuring 'Hobo Flats.'
With his debut Blue Note album, ‘Think!’, Lonnie Smith established himself as one of the rising new stars of organ-driven soul-jazz in the late 60s.
The resilient singer has stared down illness, the celebrity gossip machine and then some, it’s hard to believe this former child star turned global pop sensation, Selena Gomez is only turning 28.
The fifth album in his celebrated series of recordings with Rick Rubin was also his first posthumous chart-topper.
On 22 July 1978, Dire Straits had something to show for their early efforts in terms of a UK chart position — but only just.
'My Aim Is True' was a confident opening statement by a 23-year-old with opinions to burn.
The 1965 success was written by Geoff Morrow and Chris Arnold, who would enjoy consistent sales as writers in the coming years.
In the late 60s and early 70s, the future members of 10cc helped put Strawberry Studios on the map, with a fascinating history of rare early recordings.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
Elliott Smith’s self-titled second album remains both a comforting and disquieting piece of art and an essential statement from an acknowledged genius.
At the time of ‘Appetite For Destruction’’s original release, Guns N’ Roses were interviewed about the making of the record. Here it is, in their own words…
Early Guns N’ Roses outtakes help tell the story of how their epochal ‘Appetite For Destruction’ was created, from acoustic demos to final versions.
‘Never A Dull Moment’ found Rod Stewart laying down some of the finest songs he ever recorded, “played with gusto by the Faces in splendid disarray."
The artist born Steven Georgiou became one of the quintessential singer-songwriters.
It was a tale involving an American hit that Oldfield didn’t approve of, a hit horror film, a complete rearrangement and Richard Branson’s sister.