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1964: Brian Epstein20110301

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

1964: Brian Epstein2011030120150807 (6M)

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

1964: Brian Epstein2011030120140822 (6M)

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

1964: Brian Epstein20110301

1964: Brian Epstein2011030120140822 (6M)

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

1964: Brian Epstein2011030120130430 (6M)

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

1973: Pete Townshend20110302

1973: Pete Townshend20110302

Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

1973: Pete Townshend20110302

Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

1977: Blondie2011092920130503 (6M)

Marc travels back to 1977 with an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics.

1993: Ian Gillan20110930

1993: Ian Gillan2011093020151106 (6M)

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple bandmate Ritchie Blackmore.

1993: Ian Gillan20110930

1993: Ian Gillan20110930

1993: Ian Gillan2011093020140212 (6M)

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

1993: Ian Gillan20110930

1993: Ian Gillan2011093020130502 (6M)

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Boy George And Tom Waits20131206

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Boy George and Tom Waits

Keith Richards20130501

Keith Richards2013050120160122 (6M)

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Keith Richards2013050120160122 (6M)

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Keith Richards20130501

Keith Richards2013050120160122 (6M)

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time..

Keith Richards2013050120160122 (6M)

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time..

Keith Richards20130501

Keith Richards2013050120140211 (6M)

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time..

Keith Richards20130501

Keith Richards20130501

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

Sex Pistols2013050820160602 (6M)

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Sex Pistols2013050820160602 (6M)

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Sex Pistols20130508

Sex Pistols20130508

Sex Pistols2013050820140826 (6M)

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Sex Pistols20130508

Sex Pistols20130508

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

The Police20130509
The Police2013050920140214 (6M)

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'.

The Police20130509

The Police2013050920140214 (6M)

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'.

The Police20130509

Marc Riley dips into the BBC archives and unearths an interview with The Police.

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'.

The Ramones20130507
The Ramones20130507
The Ramones2013050720150821 (6M)

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

The Ramones20130507

The Ramones20130507
The Ramones2013050720150821 (6M)

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

The Ramones20130507
The Ramones2013050720140213 (6M)

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

The Ramones20130507

The Ramones20130507

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913
Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart2013091320151105 (6M)

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913
Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913
Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913
Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913

Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart2013091320140711 (6M)

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Tina Turner And Captain Beefheart20130913

Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

056 Music Plays It Again20100112

056 Music Plays It Again20100112

Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

056 Music Plays It Again20100112

056 Music Plays It Again20100112

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

066 Music Plays It Again20100113

066 Music Plays It Again20100113

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

066 Music Plays It Again20100113

066 Music Plays It Again20100113

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

076 Music Plays It Again20100114

076 Music Plays It Again20100114

Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

076 Music Plays It Again20100114

076 Music Plays It Again20100114

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

08 LAST6 Music Plays It Again20100115

08 LAST6 Music Plays It Again20100115

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

08 LAST6 Music Plays It Again20100115

08 LAST6 Music Plays It Again20100115

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.