For all the hurried circumstances of its production, Pete Townshend viewed 1982's 'It's Hard' as a creative success.
More than living up to its title, ‘Top Priority’ found Rory Gallagher stripping his sound back to basics. It remains a vital album by the Irish guitar hero.
After Bolan’s death on September 16, 1977, the passing decades have brought new admiration of a unique and quintessential pop star.
The double-sided ‘That’s Where It’s At’ and ‘Cousin Of Mine’ represented the last time Sam would see his own name in the charts.
Del's brilliant follow-up to ’Runaway’ had us gripped from the very first lyric.
Furious yet thought-provoking, Prophets Of Rage’s debut album took no prisoners, offering a shot of adrenaline for the body politic in uncertain times.
With a fresh set of songs – and a storming, career-defining single – Maroon 5 reached for glory with their third album, ‘Hands All Over’.
Fusing lo-fi production with a singer-songwriter sensibility, Phair helped shaped what would become “indie rock” and defied expectations of what a female rock star could be.
Recorded live at Capitol Studios, in front of family and friends, ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ transformed “the new Charlie Parker” into an unlikely 60s pop star.
The saxophonist's name isn't as known as among non-jazz fans these days, but he should be remembered as a pioneer and innovator.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in September 1957, ‘Blue Train’ is one of John Coltrane's masterpieces.
The ballad continued Rogers’ chart-topping country form and went on to win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year.
The ‘Show Boat’ tune became one of the master organist’s dozen appearances on the Hot 100.
The Clapton cover was a big factor in introducing the reggae star to an international audience.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974.
With ‘Love Is Here To Stay’, two masters of jazz singing unite to create a lasting tribute to George Gershwin.