The versatile hitmaker has always represented the best virtues of American pop music.
The family group from Staunton, Virginia were giants of the traditional country music scene by the mid-1980s.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
The song written by Sharon Sheeley made history on the 4 August 1958 chart.
Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of 4 August 1958.
Roy Orbison, Rick Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more covered Hank's 'You Win Again.'
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
The Crickets' final UK chart appearance was a nod to the late Ritchie Valens, and featured A-list contributors James Burton and Leon Russell.
Ricky's second and final US No. 1 single was literally retrieved from the garbage can, and had connections to Sam Cooke and Glen Campbell.
The Hag's seventh No. 1 featured such great players as James Burton and Jim Gordon.
The second phase of Rick Nelson's career was taking shape in a recording studio on 10 May 1969, when he recorded Bob Dylan's You Belong To Me.
uDiscover Music presents a selection of 20 key events and discoveries in Knopfler's life and career, as described by the man himself.
In February 1958, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' was in its sixth series and its teenage star was on singing duty.
In January 1958, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US No. 1 LP.
On 30 December 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'