The songs chosen for Rock 'N' Roll are all about John Lennon’s musical roots, dating from his pre-Beatles days
In the 1966 British romantic comedy Alfie starring Michael Caine, it's Sonny Rollins's score that steals the leading role.
The album was a brilliant combination of the blues, jazz and rock resumés of all three members, in a line-up that introduced and defined the concept of the power trio.
The difference between The Rolling Stones’ studio and live performances “was light years apart”, said Keith Richards. ‘Got Live If You Want It!’ was proof.
A classic example of Stax blues, the ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ album is a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
With their classic 1972 album, ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band staged the ultimate picking session with their bluegrass heroes.
Fusing lo-fi production with a singer-songwriter sensibility, Phair helped shaped what would become “indie rock” and defied expectations of what a female rock star could be.
With a fresh set of songs – and a storming, career-defining single – Maroon 5 reached for glory with their third album, ‘Hands All Over’.
On the genre-merging ‘My Everything’ album, Ariana Grande moved away from the fizzy pop of her debut and started coming into her own.
Full of pop-rock anthems that were deceptively deep, ‘These Days’ found Bon Jovi soundtracking all joys and heartbreaks of growing up.
A decade after his trailblazing debut, ‘The Art Of Storytelling’ saw Slick Rick return to the hip-hop fold with some new tales to tell.
Vangelis' Chariots Of Fire film score remains an iconic work of pioneering electronica and emotive music-making that resonated through the years.
‘His ’N’ Hers’ may have thrust Pulp towards the limelight, but the album suggested that Jarvis Cocker and co seemed much happier as voyeurs.