On 15 August 1956 one of the jazz events of the decade took place, a concert that has been immortalised on record as Jazz at The Hollywood Bowl.
Released in August 1988, ‘Optical Race’ offers some of the most accessible, beguiling melodies that Tangerine Dream laid down in the 80s.
An inspired piece of cutting-edge experimentation, Frank Zappa considered his 1967 album ‘Lumpy Gravy’ to be one of his absolute masterpieces. He was right.
A runaway success, Jon Bon Jovi’s solo debut, ‘Blaze Of Glory’, was a film soundtrack that pointed the way towards his group’s next album, ‘Keep The Faith’.
Released on 7 August 1962, 'Sentimentally Yours' was Patsy Cline's last album to be issued during her lifetime and remains pure country magic
With ‘Mondo Sex Head’, Rob Zombie once again gleefully pillaged his past to create a remix album more freaky than any other in his discography.
Released in 1980, Doc At The Radar Station found Captain Beefheart revitalised, influencing the new wave and releasing an album hailed as one of his finest.
Tangerine Dream’s third LP, 1972’s Zeit, beamed in strange news from a very different star, introducing the band’s spectacular music of the spheres.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's pioneering musical Oklahoma! paved the way for the modern musical and represented the golden era of Hollywood musicals.
With a harmony-laden music commonly referred to as “sunshine pop”, In a way, Spanky And Our Gang represented the antithesis of 60s protest rock
On 28 July 1992, Mary J Blige released her game-changing debut album, 'What’s The 411' and introduced to the world a fusion of R&B hooks and hip-hop beats and a sly producer...
Four albums into their career, ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ started R.E.M. on their unstoppable path towards mainstream success and, eventually, global domination.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
‘Follow The Leader’ picked up from where ‘Paid In Full’ left off, ensuring that Eric B & Rakim dominated hip-hop in the 80s.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now rightly hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.