The 'Double Fantasy' album, released three weeks before John Lennon's passing, has become something of a requiem for John's 40 years on earth.
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.
Already an American chart-topper for a month the previous autumn, 'Green River' made the UK bestsellers on 24 January 1970.
The hit single 'All Right Now' and album 'Fire and Water' led Free to the follow-up LP 'Highway,' which made its UK chart debut on 23 January 1971.
With 'You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ climbing everywhere, the album of the same name made a January 1965 chart debut.
Perhaps the best-known LP by the English outfit, the album is seen by many as their finest hour.
The UK charts of 20 January 1966 made good reading for the SDG.
In January 1958, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US No. 1 LP.
Nick Lowe's assured production kept the delivery crisp and disciplined, but live and vital, on a record that enhanced Costello’s reputation for depth behind the vitriol.
'Q's Jook Joint' gave the producer a gold album in America for the sixth time in his incomparable career.
The singer's final album in her first spell with Fairport Convention became a folk music cornerstone.
On 16 January 1971, it was farewell Tyrannosaurus Rex, long live T. Rex the band and T. Rex the LP.
Gaye's final Motown album is now rightly seen as a record of huge historical importance and creative substance.
After a series of albums that either didn’t chart or were at best modest sellers, early 1977 saw the band on the way to their first gold LP, 'A Rock and Roll...
Nearly seven years after Karen Carpenter's death, the group's devotees were able to hear a whole disc of unreleased material, on the album 'Lovelines.'