Breaking through the US main audience in 1967 and releasing his last studio album in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was a flying star in the rock music scene of his time.
In spite of his very short career, passing away at 27 in 1970, his imprint is indelible in the history of music. He brought guitar play to another dimension while dropping multiple classic tunes in the making.
As every new musician goes through a Hendrix phase during their learning process, his commercial success is also far greater than one might expect given his apparent small output.
They maybe only released 8 studio albums and recorded less than 100 tracks between 1969 and 1979 but that didn’t stop them becoming one of the Top 10 best selling album acts ever.
Defunct since drummer John Bonhams death in September 1980 and no new music recorded in 42 years, are they still as popular today? Let’s find out, by delving into this edition of Streaming Masters on Led Zeppelin.
PS: Updated on September 7, 2021. These values are used for automatic update of artist and albums total instead of those from CSPC analysis.
Part of the legendary “Unholy Trinity of British Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple helped introduce and style, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in the early 70s.
Active to this day, the general public remembers them best for Smoke On The Water, a song often listed along with the likes of Whole Lotta Love and Back In Black in best guitar riffs of all-time lists.
Unlike these other bands though, their certified sales are very low, which has led to various myths floating around for decades.
At last, we can enlighten on this mystery. Take your seat and let’s delve into the murky world that is, Deep Purples worldwide sales.
If the life of some singers is worth a movie, Neil Young‘s journey would better fit into a television series.
The Canadian singer-songwriter is up to 43 studio albums on top of key contributions to multiple bands.
Apart from his amazing musical career, he also directed various movies, founded the annual benefit concert Farm Aid, is a well-known environmental activist, supports many social actions, all of it while taking care of his 3 children who face strong health issues.
Now 75, we pay tribute to one of the most influential artists of all-time, the one who’s the prime responsible of the Grunge movement, by reviewing his career as we do best, in numbers!
Who’s popular in South Africa? A lot of information is available for many countries from Europe or America, but what about the main African market?
The few bits of data which emerged relate to artists from the 80s onwards, with the likes Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Celine Dion doing very well there. Who was at the top of the game before them, during the 70s?
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