'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' debuted on the US chart, just as it had in the UK, at No.8.
Diamond's original was covered by reggae artist Tony Tribe, whose version inspired UB40's massive chart-topping rendition of 1983.
Like all award shows, the Grammys are always bound to satisfy, surprise, and rankle in equal measure, and there have been some surprising wins in the past.
A look at some landmark songs across five decades of superb songwriting and performing by this Grammy Award-winning member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On 15 December 1966, the band entered the UK singles chart for the fifth time that year with ‘Happy Jack,' which became their first US top 40 hit.
The checkered story of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' included Gladys and the group's R&B No.1 version, before Marvin took ownership of the song.
It’s better to burn out than to fade away… but sometimes a band does neither. After decades on the road, the oldest bands in music history still bring the noise.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers to teenagers looking for romance from their pop idols is not actually a new thing.
Our tribute to the often underrated family harmony group from Newport, Rhode Island.
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
The first in a run of major US hits spanning decades arrived for Diamond in September 1966.
The summer of 1970 brought another CCR million-seller with ‘Lookin' Out My Back Door’ and ’Long As I Can See The Light.'
The best psychedelic albums, both sonically and spiritually, are guaranteed to take your head to places it never went before.
The Monkees' TV show was an enormous hit from the moment it hit the airwaves in September 1966.