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.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
Whether they supported each other or had epic falling outs, here are some of our favourite musical sibling groups that have forged music history together.
'At Fillmore East' cemented the band's live reputation for delivering incendiary southern rock.
From the opening bars of ‘Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More’, The Allman Brothers Band set out to ensure that ‘Eat A Peach’ would be remembered as a classic.
We present 50 songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
The Dickey Betts composition was one of the most exhilarating guitar-led instrumentals of the 1970s.
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.
The erudite individual from the Bronx devised the very name "rhythm and blues," before going on to help define it at Atlantic Records and far beyond.
'Revival (Love Is Everywhere)' emerged from the band's 'Idlewild South' album and gave them a debut on the Billboard Hot 100.
Gregg was born on 8 December 1947 in Nashville, one year the junior of brother Duane, with whom he would co-found the mighty blues-rock institution the Allman Brothers Band.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
The US top 40 was new territory for the album-oriented band until Dickey Betts' song arrived.
Chuck was on brilliant form as he entered two of Billboard 's R&B charts on 6 October 1956 with 'Too Much Monkey Business.'
Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.