The Beatles: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Photograph: BIPs/Getty

On April 9th, 1970, a press release about a 27-year-old solo artist was sent to the media. Taking the form of a Q&A, it mainly explained what his (...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Stax was the label where William Bell made a name for himself as a soulman. Indeed, you could say that Bell, a soul singer with a warm timbre and a p(...)

Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

Booker T Jones: ‘New bands don’t have record companies to go to and support them like we did; they can’t just walk down the street and start to play a session at a recording studio’

Measure yourself by Booker T Jones’s standards and you will end up wondering what the hell you’ve done with your life. By the time Jones was 16, he(...)