London American

Stuart Colman presents a four-part series celebrating the contribution made to the development of pop music in Britain by London American records.


01Music, Music, Music19991206

This programme looks at how the London American label quickly found its niche by seizing on the exciting new music that emerged from America during the early 50s.

Featuring music by Slim Whitman, Teresa Brewer, Jim Lowe, Little Richard and Fats Domino.

02A Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On19991213

This programme looks at how by the mid-50s the London American label had become established as the principal outlet for the first generation of rock 'n' roll artists.

03Let's Dance19991220

This programme looks at how by the early 60s the London American label ruled the UK charts thanks to its continued release of the best new American music.

04 LASTSweet Dreams19991227

This programme looks at how the record label struggled to keep up with changing musical tastes.