After 'Pet Sounds', Brian Wilson made a move toward minimalism on The Beach Boys follow-up album 'Smiley Smile', released on 18 September 1967.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
The group's landmark 1971 album 'Surf's Up' was both socially relevant and evocative of their initial glory.
The Larry Weiss song became one of Glen's signature recordings and a global hit.
From Chicago’s Coca-Cola inspired logo to The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips and the mascots of metal, great logos can embody the very essence of a band.
We turn the spotlight on the unsung Beach Boy with a specially-compiled playlist of 20 tracks featuring his finest work.
'It's OK' was another summer anthem and another hit from the band's revitalising 1976 album.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Joining the British beat groups and US favourites on the 15 August Hot 100 was the Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
‘Aftermath’ was a move in a different direction for The Rolling Stones, the kind of movement that other bands were also embracing
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
The incredible life and times of the great American singer and guitarist, as remembered by the man himself.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting “to speak to...
Upon its release in August 1966, The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ was the most ambitious pop music committed to vinyl and introduced us all to psychedelic music.
From Stylophones to pool balls, the rock canon is full of odd sounds and instrumental exotica. Here are the most unusual instruments in popular music.