The Blackbyrds signed with Fantasy Records in 1973 and the following year they released their debut album, featuring a Vincent Van Gogh inspired design.
Almost eight months after Creedence Clearwater Revival had played Woodstock, they were in Rotterdam, to play the opening night of a two-week tour of Europe.
We take the term heavy metal for granted, knowing instinctively what it means. The origins of the term are difficult to pin down - where did it come from?
In 1964, Chess Records released Surfin’ With Bo Diddley which is about as bizarre a concept album as you can possibly imagine.
Black Sabbath planned to tour North America on the back of their new album and met to discuss the stage set, always central to any rock bands live show...
Ever wondered how the U2 EP 'Wide Awake in America' got made? Here's the story from Tony Visconti's autobiography, Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy...
Neil Sedaka was inspired to write the song 'The Immigrant' after the U.S. government's refusal to grant Lennon resident alien status.
Juke is an African word meaning wicked, that passed into popular usage and later came to describe a dance. We take a deep dive into the world of jook...
Howlin’ Wolf was born Chester Burnett in the heart of the Mississippi on 10 June, 1910, over 6ft tall and weighing close to 300 lbs he was a powerful man.
In 1983 a student from UCL formed a band called Seona Dancing, and got signed to Decca Records. His name? Ricky Gervais.
It’s the opening line of a Rupert Holmes song which he sings about those men and women knows as the studio musician.
Lonnie Donegan was fond of telling people how badly done by he was over the recording of his debut hit, Rock Island Line in 1956.