Carpenters’ 'Passage' was a victim of timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
On 6 January 1979, their eponymous gave the band their first-ever appearance on the Billboard album listings.
The 1978 album was described as “the most poisonous alimony settlement of the 20th century”, but it was much more than that.
Remebering when the classically-trained singer, songwriter and pianist arrived with some powerful melodies and cutting-edge lyrics.
in January 1971, Williams released the LP containing the song of the same name that had given him his first country No. 1, 'All For The Love Of Sunshine.'
As the new year of 1965 dawned, the duo appeared on the Billboard album chart for the very first time, with the 'Right Now!' LP.
The group's first 'Greatest Hits' compilation made its Billboard chart debut on the first day of the new year.
On 30 December 1967, the new band rounded off the year in style by charting with their first album.
'Fool On The Hill' was the Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 album featuring their version of the song from The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' EP.
'From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie' took its snappy title from the versions of those songs that bookended the great singer's 1964 album.
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
'All The Girls In The World Beware!!!' was the band's second album of 1974, their ninth studio release and their 11th chart LP in just over five years.
The 1968 album 'Dusty...Definitely' was the first to be co-produced by the singer herself.
The career-shaping studio releases 'Phaedra' and 'Rubycon' were followed by the band's first live album, 'Ricochet.'
Stevie's 1987 album generated three Grammy nominations and two No. 1 R&B hits in 'Skeletons' and 'You Will Know.'
The 1974 album, which saw Jack join his former Cream bandmate Eric Clapton on the RSO label, is one of many underrated gems in his catalogue.