Before he was 22, Ridley had been a co-founder of two key British bands of the late 1960s, Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie.
The progressive rock staples had a long-established audience by the late 1970s, and proved it again with their new UK chart entry of October 1978.
Expectations for 'Selling England By The Pound' were high in the UK, and it didn’t disappoint, with a No. 3 debut.
The band’s third LP provided a commercial breakthrough, hit singles and gold status.
uDiscover presents a specially-compiled "poll of polls" Rush playlist.
Their 1968 album 'In Search Of The Lost Chord' provided the real commercial breakthrough for the band's new album-oriented sound.
Before they became prog superstars, Camel auditioned to become Phillip Goodhand-Tait’s backing band and played on' I Think I'll Write a Song'.
In the 1970s, the annual Knebworth festival was something of a British institution.
In 1977, the group saluted what is now the longest-running TV football show in the world.
The band's first album soared to US sales alone in excess of four million.
It barely touched the UK chart, but the album is revered by fans as a Genesis landmark.
The Moodies hit their stride with a memorable fourth album in the final year of the 1960s.
The band scaled new peaks with their first album of the 1980s.
It was more than a surprise when, on the chart of 6 April 1974, Genesis made their first-ever showing on the UK singles bestsellers.
The band's 1978 album was their first to feature formal vocals and lyrics, and followed film and live recording projects.