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...
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 Hot 100 of 15 August 1964 was the Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
“Better than anything they’ve done before,” ‘Aftermath’ found The Rolling Stones pushing pop music forward and creating a rock-era classic.
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.
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.
Medley's first solo single 'I Can't Make It Alone,' written by Carole King, missed the chart, but he fared somewhat better with the follow-up.
The group followed 'Surfin' Safari' with the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote.
The song wasn't a chart entry for Chuck, but would win notoriety when an up-and-coming group called the Rolling Stones chose to cover it as their first single in 1963.
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
Cass Elliot was one of the most-loved characters in 1960s and early ‘70s pop music, and one of its most distinctive voices.
The summer of 1966 brought the Californian quartet's next hit, 'I Saw Her Again.'