U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
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.
Untangling the events that led to the "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit.
Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.
If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.