We celebrate the iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – that have become almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
Ramones made their triumphant London debut in front of 2,000 fans at The Roundhouse on 4 July 1976, blitzkrieging the UK capitol with NYC punk attitude.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
‘The Groover’ made its British chart entry on 16 June 1973, on the way to becoming their final UK top ten 45.
The varied history and many interpretations of one of the most enduring John-Taupin compositions.
Metal Guru is classic T.Rex, a sound that was made by Marc Bolan's voice and guitar but also by Tony Visconti's superb arranging and production skills.
As Bolanmania spread across the UK, the first two Tyrannosaurus Rex albums hit No. 1 together.
‘Ride A White Swan’ lit the fire, and ‘Hot Love’ set T. Rex ablaze. On 20 March 1971, Marc Bolan got what he had always dreamed of: his first No. 1 hit.
A Beard Of Stars, the final LP released by Marc Bolan and his band as Tyrannosaurus Rex, came out on 13 March 1970, paving the way for Bolanmania.
Trailblazing UK music weekly paper NME, aka New Musical Express, is to cease print publication due to costs and market forces
Leaving aside his 1974 Greatest Hits collection, which Elton John studio album do you think has spent the longest time at No. 1 in the UK?
Who were Golden Nose Slim, Purple Pie Pete and Jungle Faced Jake? They were in the lyrics of the UK’s No. 1 of 5 February 1972, ‘Telegram Sam' by T. Rex.
Humble Pie went gold in the US with their live double LP, Performance – Rockin’ The Fillmore, which hit the UK chart on 22 January 1972.
In terms of debuts on the UK album chart of 16 January 1971, it was farewell Tyrannosaurus Rex, long live the newly-abbreviated T. Rex.
16 January 1971 was a quite a day for new entries on the UK album chart: John Lennon, T. Rex and the up-and-coming Elton John with Tumbleweed Connection.