Delta’s music defined the lives of teenage girls like me – but she is still waiting to join the hall of fame.
The arrival of Windrush brought new forms of music to Britain.
Composer Nicholas Britell festoons earnest Romantic music with sounds that gleefully desecrate it, underscoring the show’s emotional core: a lust for power joined by immense self-loathing.
The legendary singer has died at 83. Her performance practice exemplified fierce hard work.
On October 24 1972, the world heard the infectious grooves and seamless vocal delivery of the song Superstition for the very first time.
For thousands of years, music has been an essential part of the human experience.
Pianos can seem like members of a family; but new homes for them can be hard to find.
On Renaissance, Beyoncé pays tribute to the queer history of house and disco music.
There was something about her voice, her way with a song. But there were lessons to be learned from her music, too.
Olivia Newton-John leaves a legacy as a sweet girl-next-door type with a sublime voice, who embraced the country that claimed her as its own.
Judith Durham was lead singer of The Seekers and a solo artist. One of Australia’s most recognisable voices, she has passed away at 79.
Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
Rising to prominence in The Exorcist soundtrack and the first album from Richard Branson’s Virgin Records, the layered sounds of Tubular Bells became a template for further innovation.
Cassette tapes are in again – and this time, it’s smaller artists who look likely to gain.
Eddie Van Halen has died aged 65. He will be remembered for his virtuoso playing, particularly his groundbreaking, two-handed, finger-tapping technique.
During a tour to Australia, Little Richard feared the nuclear apocalypse and – on stage – annonced he was giving up music.
A rare set of photographs of South Africa’s most famous jazz ensemble, the Blue Notes, has added valuable insights to the music archive
Some covers are recorded as a nod to the legacy of the original, only to end up becoming the definitive version of the song.
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
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