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 life of the founder member of the Supremes was filled all too briefly with adulation before it was cut short so sadly.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
This week’s film on the life, death and forgotten legacy of the soul legend is the latest entry in the eye-opening series.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
Less than a month after his mysterious and tragic shooting, Sam was back in the charts with 'Shake.'
Cat's early 1972 hit 'Morning Has Broken' was an attractive version of the Christian hymn published in 1931.
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
'Little Red Rooster', The Rolling Stones fifth single. became their 2nd single to top the UK chart, despite being a blues song.
A deep playlist full of powerful protest songs including Public Enemy, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Cooke and more...
The song is taken from the prolific singer-songwriter's forthcoming album 'The Prophet Speaks'.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
The influence of gospel music stretches far and wide, and the best gospel singers, too, cover a wider range of styles, as this list of the Top 15 shows.