With their three albums for Verve Records, Ella and Louis proved themselves the perfect partnership, setting the bar for all jazz duets to follow.
With echoes of ABBA standards such as ‘Fernando’ to be found in the solo debut of Agnetha Fältskog, the seeds of that band’s legendary sound is evident.
At the cutting-edge of modern jazz, Miles Mosley looks at the jazz tradition – his icons and influences, and where jazz may go tomorrow.
Queen have been a worldwide rock institution for so long that it’s strange to think of the day EMI Records launched them, which was on 9 April 1973.
On 6 April 1978, the chart career of one of the UK's most enduring and endearing groups of the last four decades. Squeeze, began with 'Take Me I'm Yours.'
It was this week in 1964 that the British invasion of America was complete. 'Can’t Buy Me Love’ went from No.27 to No.1 on the Billboard chart.
Cal Smith came to the attention as Ernest Tubb's guitarist, but he went on to forge a formidable career of his own, which included a CMA Single of the Year in 'Country Bumpkin.'
If ever an album title proved appropriate, it was the career-changing Nick Of Time by Bonnie Raitt, released 21 March 1989 and No. 1 just over a year later.
On 7 April 1972, Roy Orbison cut the opening song on his next album, with a full and strident version of Chuck Berry's immortal 'Memphis, Tennessee.'
Building on their debut album, The Chemical Brothers’ Dig Your Own Hole represents the zenith of their big beat take on the all-conquering Britpop.
Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something as was one of, if not the, greatest jazz vocalists of all time
Ravi Shankar, who did more to introduce audiences to the music and culture of his Indian home land than almost any other artist, was born on 7 April 1920.
With Mondo Sex Head, Rob Zombie once again gleefully pillaged his past to create a remix album more freaky than any other in his discography.
On the chart of 6 April 1974, Genesis made their first-ever showing on the UK singles chart, with ‘I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).’
'Tomorrow Never Knows,' the gateway from the formative years of the Beatles to their groundbreaking experimentalism, came into being on 6 April, 1966.