The band’s third LP provided a commercial breakthrough, hit singles and gold status.
Barclay James Harvest are one of the foremost exponents of Prog Rock; having established their credentials on their 1970 debut recording for the coincidentally named Harvest label.
Between them, Gentle Giant were masters of a dizzying array of instruments and, as five of the six members were consummate singers, they could also write and perform complex vocal harmonies.
Genesis have become synonymous as the last word in epic, dramatic prog rock and, in latter days, as purveyors of some of the most memorable technical pop to be made in Britain.
The profile of the Canadian rock giants was about to rise around the world, as their seventh album hit the US chart on 2 February 1980.
When Phil Collins took the vocal reins from the departed Peter Gabriel, fans soon gave the new era their seal of approval.
The album was a concept record based on the remarkable story of Hiroo Onoda.
In January 1980 Tangerine Dream became the first western “rock” band to perform in the German Democratic Republic, resulting in the stunning album ‘Pergamon’.
The group’s destiny turned in a new direction with their January 1968 UK chart entry.
After leaving Yes, Rick Wakeman’s first solo work, ‘The Six Wives Of Henry VIII’, was an ambitious concept album that remains a jewel in his crown.
Perhaps the best-known LP by the English outfit, the album is seen by many as their finest hour.
Seen as a return to Camel's principles, Harbour Of Tears represents an extended rumination on 19th-century Irish famine immigrants heading to America.
On 15 January 1977, the progressive innovators debuted on the UK chart with their eighth album.
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, died on 7 January in Santa Monica, CA at the age of 67, following a years-long battle with brain cancer.
'In Dulci Jubilo' was not just Oldfield's first UK top five single, but has become a part of the sound of Christmas in his home country.
The career-shaping studio releases 'Phaedra' and 'Rubycon' were followed by the band's first live album, 'Ricochet.'