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2003032920090525

Singer-songwriter James Taylor's performance at London's Mermaid Theatre for Radio 2 from March 2003.

Singer-songwriter James Taylor's performance at London's Mermaid Theatre

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Another chance to hear Sir Paul Mccartney in a 2005 Sold On Song special.

Recorded in Studio 2 at Abbey Road, the room where all the Beatles records were made, Paul talks in depth to Mark Radcliffe, revealing his techniques and sharing stories of his writing partnership with John Lennon, his work with the Beatles, and his solo career.

Aided and abetted by producer Nigel Godrich, and using a selection of vintage instruments from his own collection, Paul revisits his back catalogue in new and revealing ways.

The set list includes Lady Madonna, Band On The Run, Blackbird, as well as songs from his 2005 album Chaos and Creation In The Backyard.

Paul Mccartney plays in session at Abbey Road and chats to Mark Radcliffe about his career

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Bruce Springsteen performed a special Sold On Song concert for Radio 2 at LSO St Luke's back in May 2006.

Here's another chance to enjoy Bruce performing with his full Seeger Sessions band: 18 musicians in total, including E Street Band members Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell.

The concert features songs from his 2006 album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.

Bruce Springsteen in concert with his Seeger Sessions band, performed in 2006.

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As Radio 2 celebrates the 75th anniversary of the BBC's Maida Vale studios, here's another chance to hear Harry Connick Jnr and his big band in concert at the historic venue back in October 2007.

Clare Teal introduces Harry performing reworkings of Hello Dolly, Jambalaya (On The Bayou), Working In The Coal Mine and Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey.

It also includes his own composition, All These People, written after witnessing the death and destruction in New Orleans after the 2005 floods.

Another chance to hear Harry Connick Jr and his big band in concert in October 2007.

2009060620091222

Yusuf, the man previously known as Cat Stevens, is performing an exclusive show recorded for Radio 2 at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London.

The session will feature classic hits and tracks from his new album, Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)'.

Yusuf, previously known as Cat Stevens, performs an exclusive show for Radio 2.

20090905

Will Young, Mika, Daniel Merriweather, Pixie Lott and Newton Faulkner are live at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom as Radio 2 celebrates the switching on of the world-famous Illuminations.

Will Young, Mika, Daniel Merriweather, Pixie Lott and Newton Faulkner live from Blackpool.

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Radio 2 Live features Michael Buble, recorded in concert with his Big Band at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Michael Buble in concert with his Big Band at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Bad Company20100403

, recently reformed with original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke, recorded in a special gig for Radio 2 in the BBC Radio Theatre at the end of March.

Features hits from Paul Rodgers' long career and from the '68-'73 era of Free and '73-'82 era of Bad Company.

Introduced by Johnnie Walker.

Bad Company in a special gig for Radio 2, recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre.

Best Of Radio 2 Introduces20091029

Another chance to enjoy Maida Vale sessions recorded by Radio 2 Introduces alumni including Duffy, Adele, Mika, Paloma Faith and Daniel Merriweather.

Another chance to hear sessions by Radio 2 Introduces alumni including Mika and Duffy.

Best Of Radio 2 Live In The Morning20091029

Ken Bruce introduces some highlights from Radio 2's Live In The Morning session archive.

Ken Bruce introduces highlights from Radio 2's Live in the Morning session archive.

Bon Jovi2009111420091226

Another chance to hear the American rock band Bon Jovi in concert for Radio 2.

The live set, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in November and introduced by Chris Evans, features tracks from their latest album and old favourites like Livin' On A Prayer and You Give Love A Bad Name.

Enjoy the American rock band Bon Jovi in concert for Radio 2.

The live set, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre earlier this month, features classic hits and tracks from new album, The Circle.

Bon Jovi perform in concert for Radio 2 with classic hits and tracks from their new album.

Bonnie Raitt20091029

As Radio 2 celebrates the 75th anniversary of the BBC's Maida Vale studios, here's another chance to enjoy Bonnie Raitt performing live at the historic venue back in 1999.

Bonnie Raitt performing live at the BBC Maida Vale studio in 1999.

Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions
Burt Bacharach And The Bbc Concert Orchestra20090124

Burt Bacharach opens 2008's BBC Electric Proms at the Roundhouse in London, performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra and accompanied by guests Adele, Beth Rowley and Jamie Cullum.

Another chance to hear Burt Bacharach perform at the 2008 BBC Electric Proms.

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perform an intimate gig for Radio 2 in the BBC's Radio Theatre in London.

Presented by Dermot O'leary

Tonight another chance to hear Coldplay, live in the BBC Radio Theatre - the most intimate gig they'll have done for some years featured songs from their new album Viva La Vida Or Death And All HIs Friends, together with classics such as Yellow, Trouble, The Scientist and God Put A Smile On Your Face.

The concert is introduced by Dermot O'leary.

Coldplay perform a gig at the BBC Radio Theatre.

David Bowie20091029

As Radio 2 celebrates the 75th anniversary of the BBC's Maida Vale studios, here's another chance to enjoy David Bowie performing live at the historic venue back in 2002.

The performance includes a couple of live rarities in The Bewlay Brothers and The Alabama Song.

Another chance to enjoy David Bowie performing live at the BBC Maida Vale studios in 2002.

David Gilmour20100123

This was a rare opportunity to see one of the world's best guitarists, David Gilmour, up close in a concert specially recorded in 2006 for Radio 2 at The Mermaid in London. He premieres material from his then new album On An Island, together with Pink Floyd classics such as Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Comfortably Numb with the help of Floyd keyboard player the late Richard Wright.

This was a rare opportunity to see one of the world's best guitarists, David Gilmour, up close in a concert specially recorded in 2006 for Radio 2 at The Mermaid in London.

He premieres material from his then new album On An Island, together with Pink Floyd classics such as Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Comfortably Numb with the help of Floyd keyboard player the late Richard Wright.

David Gilmour recorded live in concert for Radio 2 at the Mermaid Theatre in 2006.

David Gray: Live And Exclusive20090117

Another chance to hear the singer-songwriter in a special performance featuring many of his top hits.

Another chance to hear the singer-songwriter performing live.

Diana Krall20090706

Diana Krall performs tracks from her new album 'Quiet Nights' in an exclusive performance.

Elbow With The Bbc Concert Orchestra20090131

Steve Lamacq introduces Elbow appearing with the BBC Concert Orchestra in a unique performance of their 2008 Mercury Award-winning album 'The Seldom Seen Kid'.

Steve Lamacq introduces a unique live performance from Elbow and the BBC Concert Orchestra

Guy Chambers And The Bbc Concert Orchestra20090103

Another chance to hear the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests performing Guy Chambers songs.

Another chance to hear an exclusive performance from the award-winning songwriter who has written for Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones.

In Hyde Park20110911

Radio 2's "Festival In A Day", a special concert in London's Hyde Park, jam-packed full of live performances.

Hosted by Chris Evans, with guest appearances from other Radio 2 presenters, and live music from Will Young; Lenny Kravitz in his first UK performance in almost three years; James Blunt; Caro Emerald; as well as Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, with guests Sandie Shaw and Ruby Turner.

Also appearing will be Beverley Knight, The Pierces; and the best folk live experience from eleven-piece big band Bellowhead.

Radio 2's on air coverage kicks off with Jo Whiley at 3 o'clock.

Johnnie Walker picks up the baton at 5 o'clock and then Ken Bruce takes over at 7.

They'll have exclusive backstage interviews as well as the very best in live music from the stage.

Radio 2's 'Festival In A Day' with Will Young, Lenny Kravitz, Jools Holland and more.

Jamie Cullum20091030

Jamie Cullum and his band are live at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

He plays tracks from across his career and showcases material from his new album, to help celebrate the famous venue's 75th anniversary.

The Pursuit is Jamie's fifth album and first new solo record in four years.

Named after Nancy Mitford's classic novel (The Pursuit Of Love) the album combines his enduring love of jazz, and its timeless standards, with modern influences.

Jamie Cullum helps celebrate the 75th anniversary of the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.

Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds2009072120100101

Steve Lamacq presents, Jeff Waynes, The War Of The Worlds performed live at London's 02 Arena, with Jeff conducting The Black Smoke Band, The ULLAdubUlla Strings; and featuring Jennifer Ellison, The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward, Manfred Mann's Chris Thompson; and the voice of Richard Burton.

Inspired by HG Wells' famous novel, the prog rock and classical album was released in June 1978, and has since spent over 330 weeks in the UK Album Chart and won two Ivor Novello Awards. This multi-media stage version was produced to mark the 30th anniversary of the album's release and was recorded by Radio 2 on 21 June 2009.

Inspired by HG Wells' famous novel, the prog rock and classical album was released in June 1978, and has since spent over 330 weeks in the UK Album Chart and won two Ivor Novello Awards.

This multi-media stage version was produced to mark the 30th anniversary of the album's release and was recorded by Radio 2 on 21 June 2009.

Steve Lamacq presents The War of the Worlds, performed at London's 02 Arena.

Steve Lamacq presents The War Of The Worlds performed live at London's 02 Arena, with Jeff Wayne conducting The Black Smoke Band, The ULLAdubULLA Strings; and featuring Jennifer Ellison, The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward, Manfred Mann's Chris Thompson; and the voice of Richard Burton

Live From Blackpool20091231

Kate Thornton and Aled Jones introduce a star-studded concert, live from Blackpool's Empress Ballroom, with Will Young, Mika, Daniel Merriweather, Pixie Lott and Newton Faulkner.

Will Young, Mika, Daniel Merriweather, Pixie Lott and Newton Faulkner live from Blackpool.

Live Music Highlights From 201320140102

Jo Whiley brings you some of the live music highlights from Radio 2 in 2013 including tracks from Sir Paul McCartney, Jamie Cullum, Caro Emerald and Smokey Robinson

Live Music Highlights: 201320140101

Jo Whiley brings you some of the live music highlights from Radio 2 in 2013 including tracks from Sir Elton John, Bon Jovi Emeli Sande and Jessie J.

Manilow At Proms In The Park
Mark Ronson: Electric Prom20090110

Another chance to hear producer and DJ Mark Ronson perform live.

Producer and DJ Mark Ronson performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests including Lily Allen, Sean Lennon, Daniel Merriweather, Santogold and Terry Hall of The Specials.

Michael Buble20091228
Pet Shop Boys With The Bbc Concert Orchestra *20090218

Highlights of a concert recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in June 2008.

Highlights of the Pet Shop Boys in concert, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in June 2008

Radio 2 Live: Bonnie Raitt
Radio 2 Live: David Bowie
Radio 2 Live: Jamie Cullum
Spandau Ballet2009112120091223

Following The Spandau Ballet Story last week, here's a chance to enjoy the recently reformed 80s pop band in concert for Radio 2 at the BBC Radio Theatre.

The show was recorded last week and features classic hits and tracks from their new album, Once More.

The reformed 80s pop band perform in concert for Radio 2 at the BBC Radio Theatre.

The Best Of British20100213

As part of Radio 2's Great British Songbook, Ken Bruce looks forward to the Brit Awards 2010 by featuring past performances of British artists and groups who have performed exclusively on his show for Radio 2 Live in the Morning.

Ken delves into his collection of live performances and selects songs written and performed by British artists and groups who have either won a Brit Award or been nominated, including Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis, Take That and Annie Lennox.

Radio 2's Great British Songbook is celebrating the work of British songwriters by creating a landmark collection of their finest works and by taking a closer look at the craft of songwriting and performance.

Ken Bruce features past performances of British artists for Radio 2 Live in the Morning.

U2 At Wembley
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