Riffing on Lewis Carroll's Alice, inspired by Miles Davis, Grace Slick's two-and-a-half minute hallucinogenic classic would provide her with an income for life
Steve Marriott was one of the great British singers and frontmen, and his catalogue with the Small Faces, Humble Pie and beyond is littered with with classics
Maverick indie label Stiff Records was home to some of the great music of the 70s and 80s. Here we pick through their best output
Inspired by watching a hopeless jazz combo in a deserted pub, a song about a struggling band set Dire Straits on the way from dire straits to superstardom
Inspired by the LA riots, Killing In The Name became an unlikely Christmas number one 17 years after its release
Banned by the BBC because it was about a prostitute, this reggae-rocking semi-ballad put The Police on the road to superstardom
Lynyrd Skynyrd's down-home anthem was a retort to Neil Young's Southern Man, but decades on it's soundtracked everything from KFC to video games
The Rolling Stones’ secret weapon throughout their golden period, in 2010 Mick Taylor looked back on his time with the band...
With their pop-rock classic resurrected for the Breaking Bad soundtrack, original Badfinger member Joey Molland recalls the band oft likened to The Beatles whose time ended in tragedy.
Everything you could wish to know about the legendary 1969 festival that became a unique part of rock'n'roll lore
A 60s guitar prodigy who shaped Dylan’s sound and blew Clapton away, Bloomfield had the world at his feet. But he would never quite fulfil his promise.
On May 8, 1974, Graham Bond died under a tube train. This feature traces the apocalyptic story of one of the 1960s most influential talents
Sublime studio debut from former Black Crowe Rich Robinson’s rock‘n’roll classicists The Magpie Salute
Janis Joplin was the extraordinary singer who brought the Blues into the Summer Of Love, whose star shone brightly but briefly. And this is her story...
Massively talented? Yes. Solid-gold songs? Yes. Unique Anglo-American sound? Yes. On paper they had it all, so how did Spooky Tooth manage to fall through the cracks?
An intelligent anti-war commentary disguised as a four-minute pop song, Orange Crush was a sign of REM’s new direction – one that would lead them to global success and stardom
29 years after the Doolittle album took The Pixies from obscurity to alt.rock’s top table, the band Kurt Cobain wanted to be in look back on the making of a classic