Seven More Days That Rocked The World [6 Music]

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2011012820120823

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

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.

2011012820120823

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

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.

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.

2011012820121019

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

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 Dylan2012092520131018 (6M)
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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 Dylan2012092520150206 (6M)
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Stuart Maconie examines how Bob Dylan shocked the audience at Newport Festival in 1965.

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

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.

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.

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. Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music.

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.

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 Aid2012092820141216 (6M)

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

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.

Live Aid2012092820141216 (6M)

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

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

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

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

With Michael Buerk, Roger Taylor, Johnny Black and Bob Geldof. Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music.

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.

Rock Around The Clock20161222

Stuart Maconie looks back on the record that helped kick start rock and roll.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the record by Bill Haley and the Comets that helped to kickstart rock and roll.

Rock Around the Clock20161222

Stuart Maconie looks back on the record that helped kick start rock and roll.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the record by Bill Haley and the Comets that helped to kickstart rock and roll.

Saturday Night Fever20161223

Stuart Maconie looks back on the film and its soundtrack, which fuelled the disco boom.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the film and its accompanying soundtrack album, which was based on a story by British writer Nick Cohn, which fuelled the disco boom.

Saturday Night Fever20161223

Stuart Maconie looks back on the film and its soundtrack, which fuelled the disco boom.

Stuart Maconie looks back at the film and its accompanying soundtrack album, which was based on a story by British writer Nick Cohn, which fuelled the disco boom.

The Isle of Wight Festival20170519 (6M)

Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of the festival headlined by the Who and Jimi Hendrix.

The Isle Of Wight Festival2012092620130726 (6M)
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Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of the festival headlined by the Who and Jimi Hendrix.

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 Isle of Wight Festival2012092620160701 (6M)
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Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of the festival headlined by the Who and Jimi Hendrix.

Stuart Maconie assesses the impact of the festival headlined by The Who and Jimi Hendrix.

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.

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.

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 Dan and Johnny Black and repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Live Music.

The Release of Rapper's Delight20170815

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

As 6 Music celebrates hip-hop, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie recalling the release of Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang in 1979. It became a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit, 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.

The Release Of Rapper's Delight20170815

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

As 6 Music celebrates hip-hop, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie recalling the release of Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang in 1979. It became a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit, 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.

The Release Of Telstar2012112320150710 (6M)
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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.

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

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.".

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Stuart Maconie relieves another fateful day in music history.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.".

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester2011080920141107 (6M)
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Stuart Maconie looks back at the influential Sex Pistols gig in Manchester in June 1976.

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.

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.

The Sex Pistols Play Manchester2011080920160603 (6M)
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Stuart Maconie looks back at the influential Sex Pistols gig in Manchester in June 1976.

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.

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 Manchester2011080920120608
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Stuart Maconie looks back at the influential Sex Pistols gig in Manchester in June 1976.

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 and BBC Four's Punk Britannia season.

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.

The gig has been shrouded in myth and legend, with many 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 bands such as The Smiths, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division and The Fall.

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 and BBC Four's Punk Britannia season.

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.

The gig has been shrouded in myth and legend, with many 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 bands such as The Smiths, Buzzcocks, New Order, Joy Division and The Fall.

The Sex Pistols play Manchester2011080920120927

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

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

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.

Tubular Bells20150403

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

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

Ziggy Stardust2011122320120824
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Seven More Days that Rocked the World - Ziggy Stardust. Stuart Maconie charts the rise and fall of David Bowie's alter ego.

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

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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.

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

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.

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

6M20110128

Seven Days That Rocked the World - The Beatles Split. Stuart Maconie relieves that fateful day in 1970. First broadcast in 2001.

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

6MAlan Freed

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To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to hear Stuart Maconie looking back at the day 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 relieves the fateful day in 1970 when the Fab Four split up.

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.

6MThe End Of Pirate Radio

6MThe Isle Of Wight Festival

6MThe Release of Rapper's Delight20110812

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 bloc parties contributed towards rap becoming the biggest selling and most popular genres in music today.

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

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

As 6 Music celebrates 1979, another chance to hear Stuart Maconie recalling the release of Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang that year. It became a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit in, 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.

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.

6MThe Release of Rapper's Delight2011081220121207
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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 bloc parties contributed towards rap becoming the biggest selling and most popular genres in music today.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

As 6 Music celebrates 1979, another chance to hear Stuart Maconie recalling the release of Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang that year. It became a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit in, 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 Delight20111014

Stuart Maconie remembers the record that kick-started the hip-hop phenomenon. Repeated following the recent death of Sylvia Robinson, founder of Sugar Hill Records.

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 bloc parties contributed towards rap becoming the biggest selling and most popular genres in music today.

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

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

6MThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust

6MThe Sex Pistols play Manchester20110809

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

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 the last 30 years the gig has been 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.

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

6MZiggy Stardust20111223

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.

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