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‘Pictures At Eleven’: How Robert Plant Framed His Post-Zeppelin Career
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‘Pictures At Eleven’: How Robert Plant Framed His Post-Zeppelin Career

With the solo album ‘Pictures At Eleven’, Robert Plant stepped out of the shadows of Led Zeppelin with a new sound and a brand new band.

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others: Behind The Smiths’ “Hypnotic” Song
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Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others: Behind The Smiths’ “Hypnotic” Song

Though it was given a limited single release, Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others remains one of The Smiths’ landmark songs.

Best Chris Isaak Songs: 10 Wicked Game-Changing Tracks
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Best Chris Isaak Songs: 10 Wicked Game-Changing Tracks

With his soulful croon and bluesy reimagining of 50s rock’n’roll, the best Chris Isaak songs brought rockabilly cool back from the brink.

Purple Rain: The Story Behind Prince’s Career-Defining Song
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Purple Rain: The Story Behind Prince’s Career-Defining Song

The song most associated with Prince, Purple Rain is an epic power ballad that embodied its creator’s search for transcendence through music.

‘No Secrets’: How Carly Simon Bore Her Soul And Spoke Her Truth
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‘No Secrets’: How Carly Simon Bore Her Soul And Spoke Her Truth

Written after a shock admission from James Taylor, Carly Simon’s ‘No Secrets’ album was a revelation for singer-songwriters everywhere.

Best Jeff Beck Songs: 10 Classic Cuts From The British Blues Master
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Best Jeff Beck Songs: 10 Classic Cuts From The British Blues Master

Taking hard rock to new peaks, the best Jeff Beck songs saw the legendary guitarist leave The Yardbirds to embark on a soaring solo career.

Best Glastonbury Performances Ever: 20 Legendary Festival Highlights
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Best Glastonbury Performances Ever: 20 Legendary Festival Highlights

From long-awaited appearances to history-making headline slots, the best Glastonbury performances have built the festival’s legend.

‘Parade’: How Spandau Ballet Marched Into New Territory
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‘Parade’: How Spandau Ballet Marched Into New Territory

Spandau Ballet were at peak fame for the ‘Parade’ album, which signalled a new approach for the former New Romantics turned soul balladeers…

Gypsy: How Fleetwood Mac Found Inspiration In Stevie Nicks’ Past
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Gypsy: How Fleetwood Mac Found Inspiration In Stevie Nicks’ Past

One of Fleetwood Mac’s most recognisable songs, Gypsy drew upon nostalgia and tragedy to create something timeless.

‘×’: How Ed Sheeran’s Second Album Multiplied His Success
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‘×’: How Ed Sheeran’s Second Album Multiplied His Success

Streamlining R&B into his mix of rap and acoustic folk-pop, the success of Ed Sheeran’s second album, ‘×’, elevated him to pop greatness.

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