The Sound Of

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6M01The 70s With Marc Riley20101227

Marc plays his favourite tunes from 1970 along with some special 70's John Peel Programmes.

He'll be playing session tracks from bands he's had on his show from that era too..

so get her platforms and tartan scarves out!

Rob Hughes will be here with a copy of a music magazine from the 70's too in his Parallel Universe.

He'll be talking about the music news stories of the time and playing 70's music.

6M02The Real 1970s With Bob Harris20101227

In 1970, the smoking remnants fom the 60s psychedelic era lingered on, and despite the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the breakup of the Beatles, they were in for more of the same thing, man.

But within a few years Progressive and Glam Rock were all the rage, alongside the Soft Rock of Laurel Canyon and Disco stateside.

Then Punk exploded on both sides of the Atlantic.

By 1979, on the cusp of a new decade, we were in a New Wave, Post Punk world.

How did that happen?

Veteran broadcaster, Bob Harris, who began his career behind the mic in 1970, charts the evolution of popular music, starting at year zero (1970) and explores how it first started to really fracture into different genres - Prog Rock, Soft Rock, Glam Rock, Punk Rock, Ska, Reggae, Post Punk and New Wave.

Bob Harris charts how the music of the 70s evolved from pyschedelic hippies to post-punks.

6M03The 80s With Marc Riley20101228

Marc plays his favourite tunes from 1980 along with some special 80's John Peel Programmes.

He'll be playing session tracks from bands he's had on his show from that era too..

so get her platforms and tartan scarves out!

Rob Hughes will be here with a copy of a music magazine from the 80's too in his Parallel Universe.

He'll be talking about the music news stories of the time and playing 80's music.

6M04The Real 1980s With Stuart Maconie20101228

In 1980, the music was Post Punk, about to ride a New Wave.

By 1989, the Stone Roses and Happy Monday were about to take 'Madchester', and music along with it, into an new decade.

How did we get there?

Child of the 80s, Stuart Maconie looks at how music evoloved from New Wave, to New Romantic, to Electronica, to Indie all within the shadow of massive pop stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and U2.

He'll look at how Ian Curtis' death forced post punkers Joy Division to morph into New Order and usher in a Synth lead Electronica revolution.

He'll look also how the musical giants of the previous generation, the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Bowie, and the Who hit their creative nadirs in the 80s, with some regaining a degree of form by the end of the decade.

Stuart Maconie charts the evolution of music in the 1980s from new wave to Madchester.

6M05The 90s With Marc Riley20101229

Marc plays his favourite tunes from 1990 along with some special 90's John Peel Programmes.

He'll be playing session tracks from bands he's had on his show from that era too..

so get her platforms and tartan scarves out!

Rob Hughes will be here with a copy of a music magazine from the 90's too in his Parallel Universe.

He'll be talking about the music news stories of the time and playing 90's music.

6M06The Real 1990s With Shaun Keaveny20101229

In 1990 it was all baggy, by 1999 it was all dance.

6 Music Breakfast Presenter Shaun Keaveny looks at the musical evolution of the 1990s, charting how music went from the Stones Roses, saw the explosion of American grunge, the counter explosion of Britpop, and ended with dance acts and djs like Moby, Basement Jaxx, and Chemical Brothers dominating the scene.

Shaun Keaveny looks at the musical evolution of the 1990s.

6M07The 00s With Marc Riley20101230

Marc plays his favourite tunes from 2000 along with some special 00's John Peel Programmes.

He'll be playing session tracks from bands he's had on his show from that era too..

so get her platforms and tartan scarves out!

Rob Hughes will be here with a copy of a music magazine from the 00's too in his Parallel Universe.

He'll be talking about the music news stories of the time and playing 00's music.

Marc plays his favourite tunes from 2000 along with some special John Peel programmes.

6M08The Real Noughties With Lauren Laverne20101230

Lauren looks at how music developed in the first decade of this century, becoming more fracteous than ever, with more genres, sub-genres, and scenes.

she'll look at how the Soft Rock Revolution sparked by the arrival of Coldplay was quickly countered by the likes of the Strokes and the Arctic Monkeys.

She'll also look at the continuing influence of Hip Hop on pop music, modern day rennaisnce men such as Jack White, the Superstar DJ, and the effect the internet and new media had on the development of music.

Lauren looks at how music developed in the first decade of this century.

6M092010 With Chris Hawkins20101231

Huey brings the 6Music listeners the cream of this year's tunes in the Sound Of 2010 and offers up more songs from 6Music's Top 100 tracks of the year as voted for by the audience.

Plus he'll be revisiting some of the amazing sessions recorded during the year across the station and asks the listeners if we have just come through a vintage year for music.

Chris Hawkins brings the 6 Music listeners the cream of the year's tunes.

6M102011 With Lauren Laverne20110101

Lauren Laverne takes a look at the nominated artists on the Sound Of 2011 list.

The Sound Of 2011 list is compiled by DJs, music critics, producers and bloggers and looks at those artists who're deemed to be the most exciting of the coming 12 months.

Lauren plays tracks from all 15, and speaks to Jamie Woon, Anna Calvi, James Blake, Esben and The Witch, Yuck and Mona.

You'll also hear from Warpaint, The Naked and The Famous and The Vaccines.

Lauren Laverne focuses on the 15 artists nominated for the Sound of 2011 list.