All You Need is Love

Friday 10 October 2008

Tonight’s film heads for Memphis, Tennessee, to tell the story of the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Friday 3 October 2008

Tonight’s film looks at the history of Folk and Protest music, featuring interviews and footage of artists including Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Leonard Cohen.

Friday 26 September 2008

The history of popular music from its earliest origins through to 1975 continues. Tonight’s film, taken from a script by cult writer Nik Cohn, looks at the history of Country music.

Friday 19 September 2008

Tonight’s film, taken from a script by cult writer Nik Cohn, looks at the origins of Rhythm and Blues and Soul, with contributions and archive footage from many leading players, including: Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder, Bo Diddley, The Supremes and Phil Spector.

Friday 5 September 2008

The landmark history of popular music from its earliest origins through to 1975 continues. Tonight’s film looks at the story of the Musical, featuring contributions from Oscar Hammerstein, Harold Prince, Lionel Bart, Bob Fossee and Agne de Mille.

Friday 29 August 2008

Tonight’s film looks at the story of Tin Pan Alley: a world where hit records were made to order, and the first real sightings of an emergent popular music industry were made. This episode features contributions and live footage from Bing Crosby, Perry Como, George Gershwin and Rudy Vallee.

Friday 22 August 2008

The landmark history of popular music from its earliest origins through to 1975 continues on More4. Tonight’s film looks at vaudeville and music hall.

Friday 15 August 2008

Tonight’s film looks at the Blues, and features contributions and performance footage from Memphis Slim, Ray Charles, Muddy Walters, Billie Holiday and B.B. King. Dir: Tony Palmer; Exec Prod: Richard Pilbrow; Prod Co: Isolde Films

Friday 8 August 2008

All You Need Is Love continues on More4. Tonight’s film looks at the origins of jazz.

Friday 1 August 2008

This third programme in the landmark series looks at ragtime music. As well as featuring rare early footage of Irving Berlin, the film tells the extraordinary story of the tragic life of Scott Joplin.

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