During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
The band's slow-burning, eponymous debut album was all part of the groundwork for a hugely successful run at the top from the late 1960s until the mid-'70s.
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
On 21 August 1965, The Rolling Stones' 'Out Of Our Heads' topped the American album charts
Ahmet Ertegun, the urbane Turkish-American entrepreneur and co-founder of Atlantic Records, was born on 31 July 1923. He was a peerless record man.
Among the best Stax vocal groups, you’ll find some of the finest soul singers of the 60s and 70s, letting you know how it felt to be young, gifted and black.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
The Alabama soul man recorded a host of other great material in his long career.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Multi-instrumentalist and soul legend Booker T. Jones is set to publish a new, as yet untitled memoir through Little Brown and Company later this year.
A double-sided rock 'n' roll classic, ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘Slippin’ and Slidin’' by Little Richard, was released on 27 February 1956.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
On 30 January 1965, when Billboard resumed publishing its R&B chart after a 14-month gap, Motown ruled the roost with the Temptations' 'My Girl.'
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great songwriters apart?