6 Music At Christmas

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6M2009122520100103 (6M)

Gossip girl Beth Ditto plays two hours of music that inspires her, by the artists she loves. From punk rock to reggae, metal to mariachi, it's all served up with Beth's unique take on the world.

6MBeth Ditto20100103

Gossip girl Beth Ditto plays two hours of music that inspires her, by the artists she loves.

From punk rock to reggae, metal to mariachi, it's all served up with Beth's unique take on the world.

Beth Ditto of The Gossip plays two hours of the music that inspires her.

6MDanny Wallace's New World Order20100101

Danny and Richard Glover are going to Do The Show Right Here, with three hours of music, chat and special guest Ross Noble, who sets forth his theory for a 'New World Order'. And they will also spontaneously burst into original, specially-commissioned song, in what must surely qualify as the first new musical of 2010. World Premiere. See you on Broadway!

Danny Wallace brings you a New World Order special for New Year's Day.

6MDerek Smalls2009122520100101
20100101 (6M)

Legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls presents a two hour show for 6 Music. Alongside guest appearances from Tap bandmates Nigel Tufnel and David St Hubbins who will be calling in with Christmas greetings, Derek will also present the premier of his own take on the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Plus the bass genius answers questions from 6 Music presenters such as Laurern Laverne, Shaun Keaveny and Marc Riley and music comes courtesy of the Jackson 5, Weird Al Yankovic and of course Spinal Tap live from this year's Glastonbury festival.

Legendary Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls presents a two hour Xmas morning show for 6 Music.

Alongside guest appearences from Tap bandmates Nigel Tufnel and David St Hubbins who will be calling in with Christmas greetings, Derek will also present the premier of his own take on the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls presents a two-hour Christmas morning show.

6MGary Crowley20091228

plays tracks from 1979, featuring some vintage John Peel from that year.

6MGary Crowley20091229

plays tracks from 1989, featuring some vintage John Peel from that year.

6MHail, Hail, Rock And Roll With John Harris2009122620100101
20100101 (6M)

Renowned music journalist John Harris joins 6 Music for two hours to guide us through the weird and wonderful history of Rock N Roll.

We'll be tumbling through some of the most glorious (and absolutely ludicrous) stuff that great musicians have said and done, some of the best and worst music they've come up with, and the magnificent tangle that comes to mind when a song hits the correct spot: the history: the gigs, the clothes, the hair, and the endless myths and legends.

John Harris guides us through the weird and wonderful history of rock 'n' roll.

Music journalist John Harris guides us through the weird and wonderful history of rock 'n' roll - the history, the gigs, the clothes, the hair and the endless myths and legends.

6MHamish And Andy's Midwinter Warmer
6MMartin On Mayfield2009122620091227

Martin Freeman brings you his selection of Mayfield's finest tunes.

It was 10 years ago that Curtis Mayfield died, and long time fan, Martin Freeman pays his tribute by playing a selection of his favourite songs.

6MProducer's Playlist: George Martin
6MTom Ravenscroft20100103

Tom brings you something special for the New Year.

6M01A Man Like Curtis20100110
6M01A Man Like Curtis, People Get Ready20091226

Mayfield's early musical influences from the 1950s to 1965 - gospel beginnings, writing songs for Jerry Butler, and his early Impressions hits Gypsy Woman and People Get Ready.

Mayfield's early musical influences from the 1950s to 1965.

6M01Bob Dylan: Changing Times
6M01Bob Dylan: Changing Times, 1969, Nashville Skyline20091227

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1969, 1979 and 1989

In a series of brand-new documentaries BBC 6 Music explores Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Sunday 27 December 20.00

1969 - Nashville Skyline.

Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969.

The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs.

He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle of Wight Festival.

In this programme we hear from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn.

Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them.

We also hear from Dylan biographer Howard Sounes and musician and Dylan chronicler Sid Griffin as well as former England cricket captain Bob Willis who added the name Dylan to his forenames and has seen Dylan live around fifty times.

In 1969, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look.

6M01Jimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions20091226

The inside story of Led Zeppelin's BBC sessions told exclusively by Jimmy Page.

Jimmy Page joins Shaun Keaveny for a unique celebration of the thrilling early recordings.

The BBC sessions capture the audacity and raw energy of Led Zeppelin's first live shows.

Now Jimmy Page chooses his personal highlights from the music and shares his memories of an extraordinary time in Led Zeppelin's history.

Jimmy Page begins with the sessions recorded in 1969.

6M01Jimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions20091227

Jimmy Page begins with the sessions recorded in 1969.

6M01Jimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions2009122820100101
6M02A Man Like Curtis20091226

In the 1960s, Mayfield's songs were taken up by civil rights movement and in 1970 he began his solo career with (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go.

In the 1960s, Mayfield's songs were taken up by civil rights movement.

6M02Bob Dylan: Changing Times
6M02Bob Dylan: Changing Times, 1979, Slow Train Coming20091228

1979 - Slow Train Coming

Once again Bob Dylan marked the end of a decade by making some major changes in his life and career.

He embraced Christianity, spent several months in Bible School and recorded a Gospel album, Slow Train Coming.

When he tried to evangelize Jerry Wexler in the studio, the wily producer replied 'Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year-old confirmed Jewish atheist.

I'm hopeless.

Let's just make an album'.

To the frustration of some of his fans, subsequent concerts were all-Gospel events.

Dylan refused to play any of his old material, tended to give sermons between songs - even dismissing hecklers who demanded rock-n-roll with the words.

'You wanna rock-n-roll you can go down and rock-n-roll.

You can go see Kiss and you rock-n-roll all your way down to the pit.'.

In 1979, Dylan embraced Christianity and recorded a gospel album.

6M02Jimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions
6M02 LASTJimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions20091226

The inside story of Led Zeppelin's BBC sessions told exclusively by Jimmy Page.

Jimmy Page joins Shaun Keaveny for a unique celebration of the thrilling early recordings.

The BBC sessions capture the audacity and raw energy of Led Zeppelin's first live shows.

Now Jimmy Page chooses his personal highlights from the music and shares his memories of an extraordinary time in Led Zeppelin's history.

Jimmy Page continues with tracks from a long concert recorded in 1971.

6M02 LASTJimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions20091227

Jimmy Page continues with tracks from a long concert recorded in 1971.

6M02 LASTJimmy Page And The Bbc Sessions2009122920100102
6M03A Man Like Curtis20100105
6M03A Man Like Curtis, Keep On Keeping On20091226

Curtis continued his work on film soundtracks, and toward the end of the 1970s concentrated more on producing a number of artists, including Aretha Franklin.

Toward the end of the 1970s, Curtis concentrated more on producing.

6M03Bob Dylan: Changing Times
6M03 LASTBob Dylan: Changing Times, 1989, Oh Mercy20091229

Bob Dylan - Changing Times: 1989 Oh Mercy.

In the last of a three-part series John Wilson explores Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades - 1969, 1979 and 1989 - and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those times.

Oh Mercy was seen as a comeback and was the first album Dylan had written entirely himself for four years.

Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form.

Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up ninety nine concerts - an average he has kept up more or less every year since then on what he described as his 'never-ending' tour.

Bob records with Daniel Lanois in New Orleans and continues his 'never-ending tour'.

6M04A Man Like Curtis20100105
6M04 LASTA Man Like Curtis, A New World Order20091226

On August 13 1990, Curtis was paralysed from the neck down in an accident.

However, it did not deter him and he managed to produce studio album New World Order in 1994.