Carpenters’ 'Passage' was a victim of timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
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.'
On 13 January 1968, the band took a major step to the grand concepts of their later work, as 'The Who Sell Out' made its British chart debut.
The live album was credited not to Lennon and Ono but solely to the Plastic Ono Band.
It was on 10 January 1981 that Winwood's solo career really took wing, with the UK chart debut of 'Arc Of A Diver.'
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
Their debut album included some of the SDG's covers as well as originals by the group and Steve Winwood.