Marvin Gaye – 10 of the best

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr’s earliest experiences of singing in public came when he was three, performing as a part of his father’s church choir in Washington DC.

Minnie Riperton – 10 of the best


Gifted with a five-octave vocal range, Chicago-born Minnie Riperton was plucked from an a cappella choir to sing with girl-group the Gems, who found little success under their own name but scored work as session backing-vocalists for the Dells, Etta James and Fontella Bass.

Grammy awards 2016 – the main nominees

Ed Sheeran

It’s the biggest night of the music calendar: today the worlds of rap, pop, country and music will be gathering in Los Angeles to see who wins the top gongs, and to watch the likes of Adele and Rihanna perform. Here’s a list of the major nominees, which we’ll update tonight to reflect the winners

Maurice White obituary


When Earth, Wind & Fire shimmied into the charts and on to British television screens in May 1979 with Boogie Wonderland, they brought to an audience beyond the niche followers of soul a driving rhythm and glitzy glamour that ensured the band a massive and enduring hit.