Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s evocative 1969 composition had history even before the Carpenters recorded their version.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
One of punk’s biggest achievements was in balancing gender equality, allowing charismatic female punks to break through and speak with authority.
Indie music is one of pop’s most nebulous genres. Initially a home for misfits on the outskirts, indie has gone mainstream – and shows no signs of stopping.
While both the US and UK continue to claim the land rights, punk has proved an agent of change on a far wider scale, and its impact has been felt in all...
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Unlike most other eras, the notion of 90s music is hard to pin down. Oddball and eclectic, the decade defies easy categorisation, but it’s this cross-pollination of sounds that left a boundary-breaking...
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
His dissonant, guitar-based music would not only become a key figure on the No Wave scene, but provided the basis for much of Sonic Youth’s early music.
The new film, by director Tabbert Fiiller includes extensive interviews with John Lydon, former and current band members, and luminaries such as Thurston Moore and The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
She retains such passion for art, it’s hard to believe that, in earth years, Yoko Ono is in her ninth decade on the planet, born on 18 February 1933.
Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore, Neneh Cherry and more are among the artists paying a two-day radio tribute to the legendary David Bowie this weekend