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20110530

Join Suzi Quatro in her quest for the woman behind the myth that is Patsy Cline. Suzi travels to Nashville to talk to the family, friends and musical colleagues of the woman who recorded some of the greatest country songs. She explores how Patsy got on as a woman in a man's world and finds out what happened on the night of her fatal plane crash.

Contributors include Patsy's second husband Charlie Dick and their daughter Julie; guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on all her hits; Ray Walker of The Jordanaires (Elvis' backing singers); and country singer Mandy Barnett, who's played Patsy in the musical based on her life.

Suzi Quatro embarks on a quest to find the woman behind the myth of Patsy Cline.

Janis Joplin20111226

Suzi Quatro goes in search of Janis Joplin, the blues-influenced wild woman of rock'n'roll, who wowed the crowds at Monterey and Woodstock, but died of an accidental drugs overdose on 4 October 1970.

Though only 27 when she died, Janis left an enduring legacy, and she's influenced many subsequent artists, including female performers like Melissa Etheridge, Alicia Keys and Beth Ditto.

In this programme Suzi talks to Janis' lovers, friends, family and fellow musicians to uncover the real woman behind the image; contributors include Alice Cooper, drummer Dave Getz, biographer and friend David Dalton, record company boss Clive Davis, producer Bruce Botnick and more.

The programme also contains an exclusive recording of Janis herself, relaxing and chatting with friends while travelling between gigs, which has never been heard in public before.

Suzi talks to friends and fellow musicians to uncover the real Janis Joplin.

Jim Morrison20111228

Suzi Quatro travels from California to Paris to look for the real Jim Morrison, the man behind the image. Contributors include Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek; Jim's friends Alice Cooper and Paul Ferrara; current Doors manager Jeff Jampol; and record producer Bruce Botnick, the last man to work with Morrison in the studio.

The Doors singer and lyricist died at the age of 27 [the same age as Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse - who both feature on Radio 2 this week] and is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, a popular destination for rock-n-roll pilgrims.

Suzi talks to friends of the Doors' charismatic singer to find the man behind the image.

Otis Redding2011122720110829

Suzi Quatro takes a personal journey in the footsteps of her musical idol, Otis Redding.

She visits Macon, Memphis & Nashville talking to family, friends and colleagues along the way. Contributors include Otis' daughter Karla; his first manager Alan Walden; musicians Steve Cropper and Wayne Jackson; and Stax alumni Al Bell and Deanie Parker. This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in January 2011.

Suzi Quatro takes a personal journey in the footsteps of her musical idol, Otis Redding.

Suzi Quatro takes a personal journey in the footsteps of her musical idol, Otis Redding. She visits Macon, Memphis and Nashville talking to family, friends and colleagues along the way. Contributors include Otis' daughter Karla, his first manager Alan Walden, musicians Steve Cropper and Wayne Jackson and Stax alumni Al Bell and Deanie Parker.

Suzi Quatro takes a personal journey in the footsteps of her musical idol, Otis Redding.

Patsy Cline20111229

Join Suzi Quatro in her quest for the woman behind the myth that is Patsy Cline. Suzi travels to Nashville to talk to the family, friends and musical colleagues of the woman who recorded some of the greatest country songs. She explores how Patsy got on as a woman in a man's world and finds out what happened on the night of her fatal plane crash.

Contributors include Patsy's second husband Charlie Dick and their daughter Julie; guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on all her hits; Ray Walker of The Jordanaires [Elvis' backing singers]; and country singer Mandy Barnett, who's played Patsy in the musical based on her life.

This is an extended version of the documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in May 2011.

Join Suzi Quatro in her quest for the woman behind the myth that is Patsy Cline.