Seven More Days That Rocked The World

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2011012820120823

Stuart Maconie relieves the fateful day in 1970 when the band split up.

2011012820120823

Stuart Maconie focuses on The Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in America, watched by a record audience of 73 million people.

With contributions from Mike Nesmith, Gary Valentine, Bernie Leadon, Dennis Locorriere, Ed Sullivan and Mojo journalist Johnny Black.

Electric Dylan20120925

Electric Dylan2012092520150206 (6M)

Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked the audience at Newport Festival in 1965.

Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked and thrilled the audience at the 1965 Newport Festival when he appeared on stage with a full electric band. Things would never be the same again as Dylan brought to pop a lyrical intensity it had not seen before.

Electric Dylan20120925

Electric Dylan2012092520131018 (6M)

Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked the audience at Newport Festival in 1965.

Electric Dylan2012092520131018 (6M)

Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked and thrilled the audience at the 1965 Newport Festival when he appeared on stage with a full electric band. Things would never be the same again as Dylan brought to pop a lyrical intensity it had not seen before.

Electric Dylan2012092520131018 (6M)

Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked the audience at Newport Festival in 1965.

Electric Dylan2012092520131018 (6M)

Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked and thrilled the audience at the 1965 Newport Festival when he appeared on stage with a full electric band. Things would never be the same again as Dylan brought to pop a lyrical intensity it had not seen before.

Elvis' 1968 Comeback20131231

Stuart Maconie looks back on Elvis Presley's comeback special TV show.

Stuart Maconie looks back at Elvis Presley's comeback special TV show, which first aired in the USA forty five years ago in December 1968.

Live Aid20120928

Live Aid2012092820141216 (6M)

Stuart Maconie focuses on the Live Aid concerts organised by Bob Geldof.

Live Aid20120928

Live Aid2012092820141216 (6M)

Stuart Maconie focuses on the Live Aid concerts organised by Bob Geldof in London and Philadelphia, which attracted a TV audience of 1.4 billion in 170 countries.

The £70 million which came in for famine relief remains the most money raised for charity by a single event.

Including interviews with Michael Buerk, Roger Taylor, Johnny Black and Bob Geldof.

The Beatles Split20110128
The Beatles Split2011012820150410 (6M)

Stuart Maconie looks back on the fateful day in 1970 when the Fab Four split.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the day when the The Beatles split up.

On 10 April 1970, Paul Mccartney issued a press release stating that he intended to leave the Beatles, devastating fans worldwide.

It was an acrimonious parting for the foursome, yet within weeks of the split all the former Beatles had begun their respective solo careers.

The Beatles Split20110128

The Beatles Split20110128
The Beatles Split2011012820130906 (6M)

Stuart Maconie looks back at the day when the The Beatles split up.

On 10 April 1970, Paul Mccartney issued a press release stating that he intended to leave the Beatles, devastating fans worldwide.

It was an acrimonious parting for the foursome, yet within weeks of the split all the former Beatles had begun their respective solo careers.

Stuart Maconie looks back on the fateful day in 1970 when the Fab Four split.

The Beatles Split20110128
The Beatles Split20110128

The Beatles Split2011012820130104 (6M)

Stuart Maconie relieves the fateful day in 1970 when the Fab Four split up.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the day when the The Beatles split up.

On 10 April 1970, Paul McCartney issued a press release stating that he intended to leave the Beatles, devastating fans worldwide.

It was an acrimonious parting for the foursome, yet within weeks of the split all the former Beatles had begun their respective solo careers.

The Isle Of Wight Festival2012092620130726 (6M)

Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of the 1970 festival headlined by The Who and Jimi Hendrix. What promised to be three days of peace, love and music turned sour with sporadic fighting and political violence. With contributions from Murray Lerner, Trevor Dann and Johnny Black.

The Release of Telstar2012112320160429 (6M)

Stuart Maconie looks back at the release of Joe Meek's Telstar.

The Release of Telstar2012112320160429 (6M)

Stuart Maconie looks back at another momentous event in pop music, the release of Joe Meek's Telstar. An incredibly futuristic-sounding pop single, it marked the launch of the Russian satellite (which, in itself, had rocked the western world). It pre-empted Kraftwerk, the Human League, Pet Shop Boys et al by decades and pointed a new way forward for pop.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004.

The Release of Telstar20121123

The Release Of Telstar20121123
The Release Of Telstar2012112320150710 (6M)

Stuart Maconie looks back at another momentous event in pop music, the release of Joe Meek's Telstar. An incredibly futuristic sounding pop single, it marked the launch of the Russian satellite (which, in itself, had rocked the western world). It pre-empted Kraftwerk, the Human League, Pet Shop Boys et al by decades and pointed a new way forward for pop. This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004.".

Stuart Maconie looks back at the release of Joe Meek's Telstar.

The Release Of Telstar20121123
The Release Of Telstar20121123
The Sex Pistols Play Manchester2011080920160603 (6M)

Stuart Maconie looks back at the influential Sex Pistols gig in Manchester in June 1976.

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester2011080920160603 (6M)

Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie's assessment of the impact of the Sex Pistols' gig in Manchester in June 1976.

When the Sex Pistols took to the stage in Manchester's tiny Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4 June 1976, their performance arguably changed the world of music. Along with Woodstock and Live Aid, the gig has been acknowledged as one of the most influential live sets of all time, due to the power of the music and the effect that the show had on the handful of people who witnessed it.

For years the gig was shrouded in myth and legend, with literally thousands claiming that they were in attendance. It has since been found that just 35-40 people could have been present - but they included some who would go on to form some of the most iconic bands of the time, such as the Smiths, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division and the Fall.

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester20110809

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester20110809
The Sex Pistols Play Manchester2011080920141107 (6M)

Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie's assessment of the impact of the Sex Pistols' gig in Manchester in June 1976. Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music.

When the Sex Pistols took to the stage in Manchester's tiny Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4 June 1976, their performance arguably changed the world of music. Along with Woodstock and Live Aid, the gig has been acknowledged as one of the most influential live sets of all time, due to the power of the music and the effect that the show had on the handful of people who witnessed it.

For years the gig was shrouded in myth and legend, with literally thousands claiming that they were in attendance. It has since been found that just 35-40 people could have been present - but they included some who would go on to form some of the most iconic bands of the time, such as the Smiths, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division and the Fall.

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester20110809

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester2011080920141107 (6M)

Another chance to hear Stuart Maconie's assessment of the impact of the Sex Pistols' gig in Manchester in June 1976. Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music.

When the Sex Pistols took to the stage in Manchester's tiny Lesser Free Trade Hall on 4 June 1976, their performance arguably changed the world of music. Along with Woodstock and Live Aid, the gig has been acknowledged as one of the most influential live sets of all time, due to the power of the music and the effect that the show had on the handful of people who witnessed it.

For years the gig was shrouded in myth and legend, with literally thousands claiming that they were in attendance. It has since been found that just 35-40 people could have been present - but they included some who would go on to form some of the most iconic bands of the time, such as the Smiths, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division and the Fall.

Tubular Bells20150403
Tubular Bells20150403

Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of Mike Oldfield's 1973 album Tubular Bells.

Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of Mike Oldfield's 1973 album, which helped launch Richard Branson's business empire.

Ziggy Stardust20111223

Ziggy Stardust2011122320150205 (6M)

Seven More Days that Rocked the World - Ziggy Stardust. Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust2011122320150205 (6M)

Seven More Days that Rocked the World - Ziggy Stardust. Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust20111223

Ziggy Stardust2011122320150205 (6M)

Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Seven More Days that Rocked the World - Ziggy Stardust. Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust20111223

Ziggy Stardust2011122320131017 (6M)

Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust2011122320131017 (6M)

Seven More Days that Rocked the World - Ziggy Stardust. Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust2011122320131017 (6M)

Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust2011122320120824

Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

Ziggy Stardust2011122320120824

Seven More Days that Rocked the World - Ziggy Stardust. Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight20110812
6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight20110812
6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight2011081220150116 (6M)

Stuart Maconie remembers the 1979 multi-platinum seller Rapper's Delight.

6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight20110812

6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight20110812
6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight2011081220150116 (6M)

The song Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang was a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit in 1979 and is regarded to have kick-started the phenomenon of recorded hip-hop.

Despite having received considerable chart success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide and inspiring hits by the likes of Blondie and Queen, the music industry as a whole reacted contemptuously; insisting that rap was a short-lived trend, simply a whim or fad.

Stuart looks the ways the track inspired a generation; how three local New York rappers plucked from the relative obscurity of underground block parties contributed towards rap becoming the biggest selling and most popular genres in music today.

6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight2011081220131016 (6M)

Stuart Maconie remembers the 1979 multi-platinum seller, Rapper's Delight.

6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight2011081220131016 (6M)

The song Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang was a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit in 1979 and is regarded to have kick-started the phenomenon of recorded hip-hop.

Despite having received considerable chart success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide and inspiring hits by the likes of Blondie and Queen, the music industry as a whole reacted contemptuously; insisting that rap was a short-lived trend, simply a whim or fad.

Stuart looks the ways the track inspired a generation; how three local New York rappers plucked from the relative obscurity of underground block parties contributed towards rap becoming the biggest selling and most popular genres in music today.

6MThe Release Of Rapper's Delight2011081220131016 (6M)

Stuart Maconie remembers the 1979 multi-platinum seller, Rapper's Delight.