Fuelled by ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,' the soundtrack album gave Stevie another US R&B No. 1 and ended Prince's supremacy with 'Purple Rain.'
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
The peerless guitarist passed away on 18 September 1970, but his legacy is felt to this day.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
'Brothers In Arms' hit the top of the US album chart on 31 August 1985 and held sway for nine weeks.
The music world is full of talented multi-instrumentalists, and the best one-man bands have a unique vision that only they can achieve, alone in the studio.
Many record labels run by musicians have been little more than vanity imprints, but the most important of them have pioneered artists’ rights in the music industry.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Each artist will each perform their own set, before sharing a finale of a celebrated Blue Note recording.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
From backseat singalongs to nomadic anthems, the best road trip songs capture the feeling of freedom that’s sometimes just a car ride away.