As dark and heavy as any song in The Beatles’ canon, ‘Yer Blues’ demanded an intensity to match – and found it in a cramped Abbey Road storage room.
“Better than anything they’ve done before,” ‘Aftermath’ found The Rolling Stones pushing pop music forward and creating a rock-era classic.
With some of the most magisterial songs The Beatles ever wrote, ‘Abbey Road’ was the final album they recorded, and now stands as many people’s favourite.
On 8 August 1969, a zebra crossing, The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album cover photo was taken, resulting in one of the most famous artworks in history.
The Rolling Stones’ Tour Of The Americas ’75 was huge, seeing the band played to over a million people and confirming their position as rock royalty.
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’.
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.
With ‘Welcome To Wherever You Are’, INXS cycled through grunge, pop and their own patented sinewy grooves to create a world-beating classic.
Stuffed full of hits, ‘Hysteria’ is still regarded as Def Leppard’s career-defining moment, and it remains as powerful as ever.
With their ‘Out Of Our Heads’ album, The Rolling Stones penned their first truly classic song and found themselves thrust into the mania of global stardom.
‘X’ sidestepped “the Def Leppard thing” to shake things up in the new millennium with outside songwriters and a wholesale embrace of contemporary pop.
Containing the belting ‘Since You Been Gone’, Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ album was a muscular, radio-friendly classic from the Ritchie Blackmore-led band.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
A fearless quest for perfection, Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Siamese Dream’ album sent shockwaves through the music world and turned the group into alt.rock icons.
When The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham got the band to record a cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’, they made history – and their debut single.