My Generation: New BBC4 Series Charting the UK’s Popular Music Heritage Through the Eyes Of Music Fans

…..we are liking the look of this major new BBC4 music series which started on Friday.

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Friday 15 April

People’s History of Pop: The Birth Of The Fan

BBC Four, 21:00-22:00

The first episode in a series charting the UK’s popular music heritage through the eyes of music fans. Twiggy celebrates the 60s, meeting skiffle musicians, fans of the Shadows, Liverpudlians who frequented the Cavern Club at the height of Merseybeat, Beatles devotees, Ready Steady Go! dancers, mods, lovers of ska, bluebeat and Millie Small, and fans of the Rolling Stones.

Unearthed pop treasures include a recording of John Lennon’s first ever recorded performance with his band the Quarrymen.

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Saturday 16 April

Tom Jones’ 1950s: The Decade That Made Me

BBC Two, 21:00-22:00

The first of a series of artist-fronted documentaries which explore the decade that formed or defined them sees Sir Tom chronicle his unique journey through the decade that formed him. It illuminates both him and the period in which modern Britain began.

Sunday 17 April

Rock ‘n’ Roll America

BBC Four, 21:20-00:20

A chance to see all three episodes of this documentary series examining the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.

Friday 22 April

The Everlys: Harmonies from Heaven

BBC Four, 21:00-22:00

Don Everly tells the story of the Everly Brothers giving viewers his own unique perspective on the their music, life and success.

Billy Fury: The Sound of Fury

BBC Four, 22:00-23:00

The story of how British teenager Billy Fury became an overnight sensation in the 1950s and recorded his first album, The Sound Of Fury, and its impact on the birth of British popular music.

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