Home taping in the 80s didn’t kill the record industry, but the lo-fi format gave a voice to those that the mainstream didn’t always have an ear for.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow’, Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
In 1964, one rock 'n' roll original covered another, as Richard charted with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.'
The man born on 12 September 1931 in Saratoga, Texas is still seen by many as the greatest singer in country history.
In September 1979, the band played their first US concerts with Kenney Jones behind the drumkit.
The quartet's commercial momentum continued with their third album, 'Autumn '66.'
Inspiring covers by everyone from The Beatles to Carpenters, The Mavelettes’ ‘Please Mr Postman’ song put Motown on the map as a true cultural force.
In memory of the much-missed troubadour, songwriter and unique performer.
With ‘Graduation’, Kanye West pushed hip-hop to its limits, ushering in an eclectic era that would embrace everything from rock to Chicago house.
The group's landmark 1971 album 'Surf's Up' was both socially relevant and evocative of their initial glory.
By the time Frida released ‘Shine’, in September 1984, the landscape had changed for female pop stars, but it remains a thoroughly ambitious pop-rock album.
Completing their transition from prog behemoths to more straightforward rockers, Gentle Giant’s ‘Giant For A Day!’ album was an attempt to win a US fanbase.
Playing with fans who sought to decipher hidden meanings in their songs, The Beatles laced ‘Glass Onion’ with references to their earlier songs.
Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
With a riff famously composed by Keith Richards in a motel room, it was the Stones' first song to top the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.