Before he was 22, Ridley had been a co-founder of two key British bands of the late 1960s, Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie.
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.
The progressive rock staples had a long-established audience by the late 1970s, and proved it again with their new UK release of September 22, 1978.
The band's fifth album made the UK Top 20 at the height of the new wave movement.
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Their 1968 album 'In Search Of The Lost Chord' provided the real commercial breakthrough for the band's new album-oriented sound.
In the 1970s, the annual Knebworth festival was something of a British institution.
Hugh Syme has been synonymous with Rush since 1975. He shares his memories of working with “a band that dared to deviate from the norm.”
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.