Music That We Adore

Take a trip through the 60s, 70's and 80's Music, and relive all the songs and artists that marked an Era.

Best-Selling Artists

The Beatles - Elvis Presley - Michael Jackson - Frank Sinatra - Bing Crosby - ABBA - Julio Iglesias - Led Zepplin - Nana Mouskouri - Queen

Best-Selling Singles [Millions Sold]

White Christmas 50m- Candle in the Wind 33m- Silent Night 30m- Rock Around the Clock 25m- Diana 20m - We Are the World 20m- If I Didn't Care 19m- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 18m- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 18m

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tommy Emmanuel [Aust] - Discography

 Tommy Emmanuel [Aust] - Discography

Tommy Emmanuel, (born 31 May 1955, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for his complex finger-style technique, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar.
A brilliant and very talented guitarist.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Daddy Cool [Aust] - Discography

 Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool is an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 1970 with the original line-up of Wayne Duncan (bass, vocals), Ross Hannaford (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Ross Wilson (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Gary Young (drums, vocals). Their debut single "Eagle Rock" was released in May 1971 and stayed at number 1 on the Australian singles chart for ten weeks. Their debut July 1971 LP Daddy Who? Daddy Cool also reached number 1 and became the first Australian album to sell more than 100,000 copies. Their name is thought to have come from the 1957 song "Daddy Cool" by US rock group The Rays. Daddy Cool included their version on Daddy Who? Daddy Cool.

ZOOT [Aust] - Discography

ZOOT [Aust]  

Zoot were a pop-rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. Known originally as "Down the Line", by 1967 they had changed their name to Zoot and in 1968 had relocated to Melbourne. They had a 1970 top five hit on Australia's Go-Set national singles chart covering "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles' released in 1970;

John Paul Young [Aust] - Discography

John Paul Young

John Paul Young, is an Australian pop singer, known primarily for his worldwide hit Love Is In The Air. John was born on June 21, 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland, his family relocated to Sydney when he was aged 11.  He is very talented.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Delta Goodrem [Aust] - Discography

 Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress known for her breakout debut album, Innocent Eyes, which spent a record-breaking 29 consecutive weeks atop the ARIA pop chart in 2003. At the time of its release, the 18-year-old Sydney native was playing the fictional role of an aspiring singer on the popular soap opera Neighbors, which coincidentally helped launch her own music career. Delta's ascent to stardom became even more compelling when she received a cancer diagnosis that same year. Following a massive outpouring of support from fans and a successful battle against the disease, she went on to notch two more platinum-selling chart-toppers of thoughtful piano-led pop before the decade was through. Returning to the small screen, Delta enjoyed a run as a judge on the Australian edition of The Voice before hitting number one once more with 2016's Wings of the Wild. Released five years later, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams again put Delta back on top.
Born in Sydney on November 9, 1984, Delta entered the entertainment business early, working as a child actor in commercials and learning piano at the age of seven. On the strength of some early demos, she signed an artist development deal with Sony at 15 and recorded an as-yet unreleased album's worth of songs in the mainstream teen pop style of the day. When her 2001 debut single, "I Don't Care," failed to become a hit, Delta backed off for a couple of years and shifted to acting while reevaluating her musical direction.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Daniel O'Donnell - Discography

Daniel O'Donnell - Discography

The spiritual descendent of clean-cut, wholesome pop icons like Pat Boone and Andy Williams, Daniel O'Donnell enjoys a massive fan base in Ireland, Britain, and beyond. He focuses on broad-reaching vocal and country material and in 2019 became the first artist to have at least one different charting album annually in the U.K. for 32 consecutive years.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Russell Morris [Aust] - Discography

 Russell Morris  - Discography

Russell Morris (born 31 July 1948, Australia) is an Australian singer-songwriter. Russell was Inducted into the Aria Hall of fame in 2008. He is a wonderful musician and a nice bloke also.
Russell Morris is one of Australia's most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late '60s, he went on to become one of the country's first singer/songwriters.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

George Jones [R.I.P.] - Discography

 George Jones - Discography

Born: September 12, 1931 -  Died: April 26, 2013
By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music. Initially, he was a hardcore honky tonker in the tradition of Hank Williams, but over the course of his career he developed an affecting, nuanced ballad style. In the course of his career, he never left the top of the country charts, even as he suffered innumerable personal and professional difficulties. Only Eddy Arnold had more Top Ten hits, and Jones always stayed closer to the roots of hardcore country.

Monday, November 21, 2022

David Bowie [R.I.P.] - Discography

 David Bowie  - Discography

Born: January 8, 1947 in London, England
Died: January 10, 2016 in  New York City, NY
One of the greatest stars of the rock & roll era, David Bowie evaded easy categorization throughout his career, operating as the artiest rocker within the mainstream and the most accessible musician on the fringe. Bowie may have trafficked in ideas cultivated in the underground, but he was never quite an outsider as far as rock & roll was concerned. From the outset of his career in the 1960s, he attempted to break into the Top 40, playing British blues, mod rock & roll, and ornate pop before finally hitting paydirt as a hippie singer/songwriter. "Space Oddity" gave Bowie his breakthrough in the U.K., reaching the Top Ten in the summer of 1969 -- the summer of Apollo 11 -- and it belatedly performed a similar feat in America, giving him his first Top 20 hit early in 1973. By that point, Bowie had traded his folkie persona for the glam-rock alien Ziggy Stardust, one of the many shifts of sound and image that came to define his career. Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars were a sensation in Britain and a cult phenomenon in the U.S., the foundation of a decade that would see Bowie attempting blue-eyed soul, avant-pop, and experimental electronic rock recorded with Brian Eno. He had hits during this period -- the sleek disco-rock of "Fame" gave him his first American number one in 1975 -- but he didn't become a superstar until Let's Dance, a stylish dance-rock album recorded with Nile Rodgers and designed with MTV in mind. Stardom achieved, Bowie entered a period of uncertainty, righting himself in the 1990s by reconnecting with his hard rock and art roots. As the 21st century arrived, he had settled into a comfortable schedule of touring and recording, a routine that ended in 2003 as he retreated from public view. After a decade of silence, he re-emerged in 2013, beginning a final act that culminated with Blackstar, an album released on his January 8 birthday in 2016. He designed Blackstar as a farewell to an audience who didn't realize he was dying of liver cancer. Two days after its release, David died, leaving Blackstar as his final grand theatrical gesture.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Billie Holiday [R.I.P.] - Discography

 Billie Holiday  -  Discography

Born: April 7, 1915 - Died: July 17, 1959

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Mary Wells [R.I.P.] - Discography

Mary Wells Discography

Born: May 13, 1943  -  Died: July 26, 1992

Time and legions of other soul superstars have obscured the fact that for a brief moment, Mary Wells was Motown's biggest star. She came to the attention of Berry Gordy as a 17-year-old, hawking a song she'd written for Jackie Wilson; that song, "Bye Bye Baby," became her first Motown hit in 1961. The full-throated approach of that single was quickly toned down in favor of a pop-soul sound. Few other soul singers managed to be as shy and sexy at the same time as Wells (Barbara Lewis is the only other that springs to mind), and the soft-voiced singer found a perfect match with the emerging Motown production team, especially Smokey Robinson. Robinson wrote and produced her biggest Motown hits; "Two Lovers," "You Beat Me to the Punch," and "The One Who Really Loves You" all made the Top Ten in the early '60s, and "My Guy" hit the number one spot in mid-1964, at the very height of Beatlemania.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ronnie Milsap - Discography

 Ronnie Milsap - Discography

No country singer had as smooth a touch as Ronnie Milsap.

Ronnie Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina on January 16, 1943. Due to congenital glaucoma, he was born nearly blind. His mother took this as a sign that God was punishing her for sins, so she left her son behind to be raised by his grandparents. When he was five, Milsap was sent to Raleigh's Governor Morehead School for the Blind, and that is where he discovered a deep love of music, cultivated by close listening to radio broadcasts. Encouraged by his teachers, Milsap began studying classical music, and while he learned several instruments, he gravitated toward piano. Already a fan of country and R&B, he became obsessed with rock & roll once it hit in 1965. Soon, he was playing in a teenage rock & roll outfit called the Apparitions, which kept him busy until he headed to Georgia's Young Harris College on a full scholarship.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Merv Benton [Aust] - Discography

Merv Benton 

Merv Benton was born on 12 August 1942, in Melbourne.  Merv attended Preston High School and left to work as a trainee bank clerk. He took weekly singing lessons from Melbourne-based vocal teacher, Jack White.
Merv started his singing career in October 1960 after a friend, Graeme Howie, entered him into a local talent quest. Upon winning with his rendition of "Don't Leave Me This Way" he met artist manager and promoter, Brian de Courcy. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

LINDA GEORGE [Aust] - Discography


Soulful and versatile singer Linda George, one of the most successful and respected Australian female vocalists of the 1970s, is best known for her 1974 hit "Mama's Little Girl" and after her period of pop success in the 1970s she went on to be an in-demand session singer and teacher. 

Linda was born in the UK and emigrated with her family to Australia as a young teenager in the 1960s settling in Adelaide. By 1969 Linda had joined her first band Nova Express, a jazz-rock ensemble augmented by a horn section, similar to the influential US groups Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears, with the notable difference of having a female singer up front. Finding it hard to financially sustain a large ensemble Nova Express soon moved to Melbourne, Victoria, then the live music capital of Australia.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Chicago - Discography

 Chicago - Discography

Chicago was one of the most successful bands of the rock era, racking up 21 Billboard Top Ten hits between 1970 and 1990, a period where they survived the departure of key band members while also subtly adapting to changing times. That's not an easy task for any rock band and it's especially difficult for a group like Chicago, a band that placed equal (if not greater) emphasis on horns as guitar. Picking up where Blood, Sweat & Tears left off, Chicago initially specialized in jazz-inflected prog-rock, using the sides of a vinyl record as canvasses for sprawling, adventurous rock. Chicago quickly learned how to channel this expansive sound into concise pop songs, scoring hits in the early 1970s with such punchy tunes as "25 or 6 to 4" and "Beginnings," while also showing facility with sweeter melodies on "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Saturday in the Park." As the decade progressed, the band began to emphasize their softer side with bassist Peter Cetera singing such mellow standards as "If You Leave Me Now," "Baby, What a Big Surprise" and "Hard to Say I'm Sorry." The band stayed in this lane after Cetera's departure in the mid-1980s, not missing a beat with new lead vocalist BIll Champlin; he sang the number one hit "Look Away," as well as "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" and "Look Away." Hits dried up in the 1990s but Chicago remained a pop/rock institution, with original members keyboardist Robert Lamm, trumpeter Lee Loughnane and trombonist James Pankow leading a rotating cast of supporting members through regular tours and albums.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Turley Richards - Discography

 Turley Richards - Discography

Turley Richards (born Richard Turley, June 12, 1941) is an American singer and guitarist. Richards was born in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. He was blinded in the left eye at the age of four in an archery accident and lost sight in the right eye as well at the age of twenty-nine.  A totally brilliant musician.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Jerry Lee Lewis [RIP] - Discography

Jerry Lee Lewis

 Died: October 28, 2022
Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."

A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". However, Lewis's rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

The Chi-Lites - Discography

 The Chi-Lites

One of the most popular smooth soul groups of the early '70s didn't hail from Philadelphia or Memphis, the two cities known for sweet, string-laden soul. Instead, the Chi-Lites were from Chicago, a town better known for its gritty urban blues and driving R&B. Led by vocalist Eugene Record, the Chi-Lites had a lush, creamy sound distinguished by their four-part harmonies and layered productions. During the early '70s, they racked up 11 Top Ten R&B singles, ranging from the romantic ballads "Have You Seen Her" and "Oh Girl" to protest songs like "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" and "There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)." All the songs featured Record's warm, pleading tenor and falsetto, and the majority of the group's hits were written by Record, often in collaboration with other songwriters like Barbara Acklin. Although Record exited when the Chi-Lites were at their commercial peak, and was absent for roughly seven years, the group continued to regularly chart into the mid-'80s. Since Record's second departure in 1988, the Chi-Lites have been known primarily as a performing act, and remain led by lone surviving original member Marshall Thompson.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Stylistics - Discography

The Stylistics - Discography 

In 1966, “The Stylistics” was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by combining local high school rivel singing groups, "The Percussions" and "The Monarchs". When members from each of the groups answered the then United States draft call and higher education endeavors after graduation, the remaining members under the guidance of English teacher, Beverly Hamilton joined forces and officially created the name “The Stylistics".
After working locally a few years in Pennsylvania’s tri-state vicinity, the group was approached by Bill Perry, a local record company executive. Bill approached the group and asked if they would be interested in making a studio recording, and with no hesitation, they jumped at his offer. Finally, the group’s ultimate dream had come true.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Doo Wop - Discography- [Various Artists]

Doo Wop - Discography

Doo-wop is a genre of rhythm and blues music developed in the 1940s by African American youth, mainly in the large cities of the upper East Coast, including New York. It features vocal group harmony that carries an engaging melodic line to a simple beat with little or no instrumentation. Lyrics are simple, usually about love, ornamented with nonsense syllables, and often featuring, in the bridge, a melodramatically heartfelt recitative addressed to the beloved. Gaining popularity in the 1950s, doo-wop enjoyed its peak successes in the early 1960s, but continued to influence performers in other genres.

Although the musical style originated in the late 1940s and was wildly popular in the 1950s, the term "doo-wop" itself did not appear in print until 1961, in The Chicago Defender, just as the style's vogue was nearing its end. Though the name was attributed to radio disc jockey Gus Gossert, he did not accept credit, stating that "doo-wop" was already in use in California to categorize the music.

"Doo-wop" is itself a nonsense expression. In The Delta Rhythm Boys' 1945 recording, "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin", it is heard in the backing vocal. It is heard later in The Clovers' 1953 release "Good Lovin'" (Atlantic Records 1000), and in the chorus of Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees' 1954 song "Never" (Space Records 201). The first record to use "doo-wop" in the refrain was The Turbans' 1955 hit, "When You Dance" (Herald Records H-458). The Rainbows embellished the phrase as "do wop de wadda" in their 1955 "Mary Lee" (on Red Robin Records; also a Washington, D.C. regional hit on Pilgrim 703); and in their 1956 national hit, "In the Still of the Night," The Five Satins[6] enlivened the bridge with a plaintive "doo-wop, doo-wah."