The Allman Brothers Band spent the best part of 50 years ‘hittin’ the note’, with just a few clunkers. Here are some of the sweet spots of their catalogue
Released 50 years ago, Ladies Of The Canyon marked the moment when Joni Mitchell went from folk princess to pop star
In January 1970, Jimi Hendrix pulled the plug on stardom to chase a funkier, freer direction with his Band Of Gypsys. This is their story
Songwriter, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist… Todd Rundgren's is a diverse and distinguished catalogue from a restless and progressive artist
Janis Joplin’s transition from band member to solo diva (including her only solo album released in her lifetime) was fraught with power plays, ego trips and excessive drug use
Visionary, guitar wizard and inspiration, Les Paul invented the electric guitar and drew the blueprint for contemporary music as we know it
How reclusive genius Prince learned to play nice with others, how to rock and in the process made Purple Rain, his world-beating 6th album
The record industry claimed he "wasn't black enough or white enough" to become famous - this is how the funk-rock superstar proved them wrong.
In a dry run for the sci-fi-tinged stardom he'd achieve in the early 70s, young folkie David Bowie wrote his 1969 alienation anthem of an astronaut lost in space
Although David Bowie’s Berlin-period anthem Heroes was initially something of a commercial failure, it became his most life-changing single
From surf guitars to psychedelia, peace to paranoia, the 60s sound of Los Angeles and San Francisco was bright and multicoloured
David Bowie's Earthling album was hybrid before hybrid was cool. Its featured guitarist was Reeves Gabrels, a member of Tin Machine and current axeman for The Cure
Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy poured their feelings about love and the fragile state of the world into a debut single that became an evergreen rock classic
Step back Chuck Berry, Elvis and the rest... and meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the founding mothers of rock'n'roll
Step back Chuck Berry, Elvis and the rest, these mothers of invention were first, mixing blues, gospel, R&B and ferocious attitude to create rock’n’roll as we know it
Brother In Arms: the inside story of one of the greatest southern rock records ever made, The Black Crowes Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
There will never be another like the man who was an artist, a showman, a businessman and the creator of rock’n’roll
Original Man In Black and iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Cash recorded almost 100 albums over the course of his career - and these are the ones you need
In 1972, Terry Dolan made an album with members of the Stones, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Steve Miller Band and Santana. For some reason, it's remained unreleased until now...
Forged on the wild streets of New York and on the back of relentless tours, Aerosmith's third album made good on their initial promise and blew the band open worldwide, but at what price?
1969-70 were magic years for Creedence Clearwater Revival – hit singles and albums, critical acclaim, screaming fans, Woodstock. And then it all went wrong…