After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.
With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."