The single took seven weeks to make the top 40 and 18 to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100.
On April 7, 1972, the 'Big O' cut the number that would become the opening song on his 'Memphis' album.
With admiration, here are 20 of the most entertaining and enlightening quotes by a unique entertainer.
The Perren/Fekaris composition became not just Gloria's signature tune, but one of the most anthemic songs of the era.
Just a few of the classic live performances from Britain’s longest-running and best-loved pop show.
‘I Wish It Would Rain' topped the Billboard soul listing for February 17, 1968, as the Tempts' fabulous run of No. 1s continued.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ was one of the last great Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, as underlined by the dozens of cover versions, from Johnny Cash to Rod Stewart.
Andrew Loog Oldham was 19 years old when he signed The Rolling Stones to a management deal; his genius helped make them the band they became.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
Located in west London, W5, The Ealing Club was once home to The Rolling Stones, The Who and more, and is the iconic birthplace of British rock’n’roll.
Completed at the end of 1978 at ABBA's Polar Music Studios, ‘Chiquitita’ soon emerged as the first single from their ‘Voulez-Vous’ album.
We present a uDiscover Music playlist celebrating Laurens Hammond's fantastic invention, starring Jimmy Smith, Booker T and the MGs, Procol Harum and many more.
It may seem an unlikely journey, but there’s logic in the way Rod Stewart developed from king of the mods to pop’s prime Great American Songbook singer.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.