Seven Ages of Rock

The Birth of Rock

BBC Bristol Specialist Factual

 

Director: Andrew Graham-Brown

Graphics: BDH

Series Producer: William Naylor

Executive Producer: Michael Poole

 


Awards

ROSE D'OR nominee
Arts 2008

BAFTA nomination
Sound 2008


Review

Stephen Dalton The Times
Jimi Hendrix plays Bob Dylan's Blowing in the Wind at an all-black Harlem dance. The crowd turn hostile, and he is forced to flee for his life. Glen Matlock steals an Abba guitar riff and - hey presto - it becomes the Sex Pistols' anthem Pretty Vacant. The Judas Priest singer Rob Halford goes shopping for gay S&M gear, and unwittingly invents the classic heavy metal uniform. Noel Gallagher writes Wonderwall, a song he dislikes, but it makes him "a millionaire four times in one week".

This is just a snapshot of the wealth of stories in the documentary series, The Seven Ages of Rock, which airs on BBC Two next fortnight. Packed with rare footage and super-star interviews, this TV banquet is the latest in a pedigree portfolio of pop show

 

weblink: timesonline.co.uk

weblink: www.bbc.co.uk/music/sevenages/

 

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