Seen as a return to Camel's principles, Harbour Of Tears represents an extended rumination on 19th-century Irish famine immigrants heading to America.
In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
'Going Up The Country' was a memorable follow-up to the band's debut hit 'On The Road Again.'
The new year saw the group covering the 1961 hit by Italian-American doo-wop group the Regents.
'That's Life' was a US pop Top 5 hit and an Adult Contemporary No.1, but it also gave the Chairman of the Board an R&B chart entry.
On the Billboard chart for December 31, 1966, Spencer and the group took their bow at No.100 with ‘Gimme Some Lovin.’’
On 31 December 1977, the Ramones headlined at the Rainbow, supported by Generation X and the Rezillos,
A wry piece of pop perfection, ‘I Can’t Dance’ filled dancefloors the world over with fans emulating its ironic video.
In late 1972, 'Walk On Water' was Diamond's last release on the Uni label that had seen his breakthrough as a major star over the previous few years.
On December 30, 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'
On December 30, 1967, the new band rounded off the year in style by charting with their first album.
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
As the first man to manage the group's business affairs, Williams was a key figure in their early development.
With ‘Trans’, Neil Young shocked fans and critics alike with a leftfield classic about how humanity was going to make sense of the computer age.
Endlessly underrated, Hardin wrote some of the most beautiful and enduring songs of his day, including the much-covered 'If I Were A Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe.'