It was the 1974 record that provided the international awakening of the progressive masters.
Often seen as a distant cousin of the Grammys, BRIT Awards ceremonies have their own fair share of surprises. Here are seven of the biggest.
Even as Gillan became a rock god with Deep Purple, he starred in the famous musical's cast album.
Few recording outfits have created an ambience of such refinement and individual style as the outfit founded by Donald Fagen and the late Walter Becker.
On 20 February 1965, the new single by the Motown queens entered the Hot 100. Within five weeks, it was their next chart-topper.
During a stellar 50-year career, Coryell became an undisputed great of jazz guitar.
Her audacious piece of "bedroom soul" was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
From iconic outfits to poignant moments, these are the best BRIT Awards live performances have helped make the ceremony an essential watch each year.
This is a genuine classic, in a world where that has become an overused citation. Stevie Wonder’s 18th album is among the greatest albums of all time.
‘The Wallflower,’ much better known as ‘Dance With Me Henry,’ entered Billboard’s R&B chart a few weeks after Etta’s 17th birthday.
In February 1958, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' was in its sixth series and its teenage star was on singing duty.
An appreciation of the Soul Queen of New Orleans by her longtime collaborator Scott Billington.