Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
In its quest for a fresh start, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ reveals layers of hope, uncertainty and anxiety beneath its warm, inviting surface.
John Coltrane gave more to jazz in his 40 years than many who lived a much longer life, we look back at his great legacy.
'Sweet Hitch-Hiker' became the group's final US top ten hit.
The Go-Go’s channelled their LA punk roots into an impeccable new wave pop classic with their 1981 debut album, ‘Beauty and the Beat’.
The Welsh stalwart inspired by Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce R&B-tinged rock to a huge audience.
A heady mix of R&B, soul and Motown, country music, psychedelia, rockabilly and classic rock’n’roll that comes together to create the soundtrack to swamp rock.
In General Franco’s Spain, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’ artwork was classed as obscene and banned. The record company had to change the sleeve.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
The group from Hawthorne signed their historic first contract with Capitol Records on 16 July 1962.
After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
The latest in our series about the great names that built Stax is William Bell, who wrote one of their earliest chapters and one of their most recent.
‘Goodbye To Love’ by the Carpenters is the original power ballad. It became the template for countless other ballads that followed.
The acclaimed 1978 release was soon making it six No. 1 US albums in a row for the Stones, when it replaced Gerry Rafferty’s ‘City To City’ at the top.
Elton John set out to “shock a few people” with Honky Château. Recorded in just two weeks, it upped his game and included the classic Rocket Man.
Beastie Boys always seemed to be pushing their music forward, while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their past.