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The Allman Brothers In 20 Songs

They began by echoing the British beat boom and blues heritage. They came to represent all that was quintessentially American in blues-rock music, …

Music

Gregg Allman RIP

It is with great sadness that we’ve heard of the passing of Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, he passed away Saturday (27 …

Music

‘Party Of One’ For Blues-Rock Guitar Hero George Thorogood

Blues-rock guitar stalwart <b>George Thorogood</b> is to mark his return to Rounder Records, the label that gave him his first deal in 1976, with the 4 …

Music

It’s Detroit Vs. Liverpool Again With Motown At The Cavern

The time-honoured and good-natured chart battles that took place between the cities of Liverpool and Detroit in the 1960s, when each was producing …

Music

reDiscover Wings’ ‘Venus and Mars’

You could call it <b>Paul McCartney</b>'s version of the planets suite. <i>Venus and Mars,</i> released on 27 May 1975,was the album with which <b>Wings</b> rose admirably …

Universal Music

Patsy Cline Follows Her Debut Hit With A Miss

<b>Patsy Cline</b> has an undisputed reputation as one of the queens of country music, but that doesn't mean that she was always guaranteed hits in the …

Music

How ‘The Eminem Show’ Cemented Eminem’s Rap Legacy

It seems like just yesterday <b>Eminem</b> was scandalizing suburban America with his special brand of biting lyricism and perverse humour, but even hip-hop …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Who’s Who On The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Album Cover

<b>The Beatles</b>’ <b>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</b> remains the most iconic album cover of all time. From <b>Paul McCartney</b>’s original concept to the final …

Universal Music

The ‘Smoke’ Clears For Deep Purple

<b>Deep Purple</b>'s <b>'Smoke On The Water'</b> has become one of the quintessential anthems of hard rock. The true story of its inspiration from the fire that …

Music

Peter Frampton Welcomes ‘Wind Of Change’

<b>Peter Frampton</b> was more than ready for the solo debut that arrived when his first album in his own name, <i>Wind Of Change,</i> was released in the UK on 26 …

Universal Music

George Strait Named Texas State Musician Of 2017

Country superstar George Strait has been named Texas State Musician of 2017. The honour, bestowed by the Texas State Legislature, is in recognition …

Music

Gov’t Mule Start ‘Revolution’ With New Album

Southern rock staples Gov't Mule will return with the new album <i>Revolution Come…Revolution Go</i>on Fantasy Records, via Concord Music Group, on 9 June. …

Music

More Summoner’s Tales: Sting’s Continued Rise

With his opening salvo of solo albums – <i>The Dream Of The Blue Turtles</i>, <i>… Nothing Like The Sun</i> and <i>The Soul Cages</i> – <b>Sting</b> marked himself out as one of the …

Music

Folk-Rock Pioneers Fairport Convention Announce ‘Come All Ye – The First 10 Years’ Box Set

While some artists are credited with starting a music scene, <b>Fairport Convention</b> is responsible for forging an entire new genre. As the progenitors of …

Universal Music

Mike Oldfield Launches Virgin Records — And Himself

Two names were newly on the lips of record buyers on 25 May 1973: those of Virgin Records and <b>Mike Oldfield</b>. This was the date on which the …

Music

reDiscover MC Hammer’s ‘Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ’Em’

No one could escape the infectious hook line of MC Hammer’s ‘U Can't Touch This’ in the summer of 1990. A radio staple all over the world, the song, …

Music

Body And Soul: The Jazz Icons Who Died Too Young

Life on the road, with all its perils and temptations, coupled with a tendency among some young people to both “push the envelope” and believe they …

Jazz

‘Brothers In Arms’ Debuts At No. 1 For Dire Straits

The album that became a global No. 1 and a double Grammy winner, with estimated worldwide sales of 30 million, took its first turn at No. 1 in the UK …

Music

Paul Weller In 20 Songs

We're celebrating one of the UK’s most consistently creative singer-songwriters and frontmen of the past four decades, with a playlist of <b>Paul Weller</b> …

Music

reDiscover Gong’s ‘Flying Teapot’

The first chapter in <b>Gong</b>’s so-called <i>Radio Gnome Invisible</i> trilogy, <i>Flying Teapot</i> did much to establish the wayward mystique of this most idiosyncratic …

Universal Music

reDiscover Rick Wakeman’s ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’

Ever since punk broke, <b>Rick Wakeman</b>’s detractors have jeered at what they perceive to be his excessive virtuosity, yet it’s undeniable that the …

Universal Music

U2 Enlist Gospel Choir For Surprise TV Performance And Debut New Track

U2 were guests on last night’s <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> to promote their global Joshua Tree tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic LP, <i>The</i> …

Music

Top 10 Iconic Rock Guitars

The world’s greatest guitarists have always expressed the greatest affection for their axes of choice. <b>Jimi Hendrix</b> said “you sacrifice the things you …

Guitar

Top 10 80s Pop Stars – The True Superstars

The decade when hair stuck up to the skies and shoulder pads weren’t far behind, everything seemed bigger in the 1980s. In keeping with the times, so …

Music

Barry White Delivers His Soulful Promise

<b>Barry White</b> had amassed some track record by the spring of 1975. The R&B record books showed him with seven consecutive top five soul hits in just …

Music

Black Friday Dawns For Steely Dan

<b>Steely Dan</b> were making their usual strides up the American album chart on 24 May 1975, as they paid another of their visits to the singles scene. As …

Universal Music

ABBA’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Movie Sequel In The Works

The movie that took the songs of ABBA and used them to create the smash-hit film musical <i>Mamma Mia</i> is to have a sequel. Deadline.com reports that the …

Movies

The Beach Boys Announce ‘Sunshine Tomorrow’ Collection of Rare Songs From ‘Smiley Smile’ and ‘Wild Honey’ Era

Another legendary vault opens, with news of 54 sought-after 1967 <b>Beach Boys</b> rarities being released as part of a new 2CD and digital collection …

Universal Music

Anthrax Singer “In Favour” Of More ‘Big Four’ Thrash Metal Shows

In a new interview, Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna recently said he would be “in favour” of more shows featuring the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s …

Universal Music

Roger Moore’s Eyebrow-Raising Links With Beatles, Led Zeppelin & More

Today's (23 May) sad news of the death of the great British actor Roger Moore at 89 may seem to fall outside uDiscover's musical remit. But the man …

Universal Music