Alongside the rest of the early-'70s glam pack, Suzi Quatro fans have never had to search far for a hits compilation, but The Wild One is certainly one of the most all-encompassing. Quatro's own career divides into two very separate phases – there was her early run of hits and misses, traveling from 1972's "Rolling Stone" to 1977's "Tear Me Apart," and then there's the more rounded, adult sound that was ushered in by "If You Can't Give Me Love," and rolled on for another five years. This set bridges the two, drawing in a handful of numbers from that later period, but the lion's share of The Wild One concentrates on the leather-clad rocker who canned the can and drove down to Devilgate…
Louis Charles Auguste Claude Trenet, known as Charles Trenet, was a French singer and songwriter. He was most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s. In an era in which it was unusual for singers to write their own material, Trenet wrote prolifically and declined to record any but his own songs.
With a career as illustrious as the Moody Blues, it's difficult to group together all their best material on a single disc, but Legend of a Band acts as a brief yet pleasant jaunt through some of their most popular work. While some of their early material is deemed slightly progressive because of lengthy keyboard suites and instrumental runs, it wasn't until the mid- to late '70s that their music began to take a more rock & roll-oriented path.
The Platters were a vocal group formed in LA in 1953. Their transformation from doo-wop to pop and rock and roll helped bridge the gap between tin pan alley and the modern era of pop music.
Definitive hits collection on 2 CDs plus an additional 3rd disc of b-sides and rarities, all in a 20-page casebound book package. Includes the brand new single "Shame", co-written with Gary Barlow. With a staggering 57 million album sales and 11 million singles sold, Robbie Williams has been breaking records over the course of his whole career. 7 No 1 UK albums meant he is easily the biggest selling solo artist in UK history, a fact reinforced by his 2010 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music. In fact, with a tally of 16, he has won more Brits than any other artist since the awards began, including "Angels" being voted the best single of the last 25 years. A plethora of other record-breaking awards include a Guinness World Record for fastest ever ticket sales, coupled with the honor of playing the largest open-air concert in UK history, at Knebworth in 2003 have meant that his status as a live performer has equalled his massive achievements as a recording artist.
Curb's Greatest Hits is a ten-track budget-priced collection that features some of Lobo's biggest hits, including "I'd Love You to Want Me," "How Can I Tell Her About You," "A Day in the Life of a Love," "Where Were You When I Was Falling in Love," "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend" and "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo." Although this isn't a bad budget-priced disc, there are better collections available, offering more songs, more hits and better sound for not much more money.
Not entirely content with being a 1950s R&B star on the strength of his immortal New Orleans classic "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," singer Lloyd Price yearned for massive pop acceptance. He found it, too, with a storming rock & roll reading of the ancient blues "Stagger Lee" and the unabashedly pop-slanted "Personality" and "I'm Gonna Get Married" (the latter pair sounding far removed indeed from his Crescent City beginnings).
B.J. Thomas (born Billy Joe Thomas) straddled the line between pop/rock and country, achieving success in both genres in the late '60s and '70s. At the beginning of his career, he leaned more heavily on rock & roll, but by the mid-'70s, he had turned to country music, becoming one of the most successful country-pop stars of the decade.