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22-01-2012, 23:43   #1
 
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Music Docs on the TV this week.

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BBC4, Friday night is music night.

How the Brits Rocked America: Go West
BBC4 9:00pm-10:00pm (1 hour ) Fri 27 Jan

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How the West Was Won New series. British bands' attempts to find success in the USA, beginning in the 1960s, the decade in which acts including the Beatles, the Hollies, Herman's Hermits and the Animals found fame on both sides of the Atlantic. The documentary examines how British musicians and American audiences became fascinated by each other's cultures, and features contributions by Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Peter Noone, Eric Burdon, Donovan and Mickey Dolenz

The Beatles: The First US Visit
BBC4 10:00pm-11:10pm (1 hour 10 minutes) Fri 27 Jan

The Fab Four's tour of America in 1964, including their memorable performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which exposed 73 million TV viewers to the Beatlemania experience for the first time. The visit was captured by cameramen Albert and David Maysles - the makers of documentaries including Grey Gardens, Primary and Gimme Shelter - who were granted unprecedented access to the musicians both on and off duty
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Director Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles
BBC4 10:00pm-11:10pm (1 hour 10 minutes) Fri 27 Jan

Vox Pop: How Dartford Powered the British Beat Boom
BBC4 11:10pm-11:40pm (30 minutes) Fri 27 Jan

Iain Lee discovers how Vox, a small music-equipment manufacturer based in Dartford, Kent, helped the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Shadows define the sound of the 1960s with its amplifiers. The comedian tells the company's story, hearing from musicians Brian May and Bruce Welch, along with some of the staff who worked at the Vox factory at the time. Previously shown on BBC1 in south-east England
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Prince of Paisley Park - Sky arts 1 10:00pm Wednesday.

A look at how Prince built his mystique and redefined 'black music', the importance of sex in his songs, and the risk he took in setting up a $10 million record label, Paisley Park.

John Lennon : Classic albums Sky arts 1 9:00 pm Friday.

A fascinating look at the making of John Lennon's debut solo album, Plastic Ono Band.

The Doors : No one gets out alive. Sky arts 1 12:05am Saturday

Members of the doors discuss the legend of their charismatic and exhibitionist front man and lyricist Jim Morrison.
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Any chance of this being made a sticky?
Seeing as I really want to watch a lot of these, yeah, I think so! I'll stick it now
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I was going to post these up myself this week .

The two below were on BBC 4 last year and great to view if you missed them first time .


How the Brits Rocked America: Go West
BBC4 9:00pm-10:00pm (1 hour ) Fri 27 Jan


The Beatles: The First US Visit
BBC4 10:00pm-11:10pm (1 hour 10 minutes) Fri 27 Jan
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Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records is on Sky Arts 1 at 11.00 PM tonight (Wednesday 25 January).

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The history of the record label that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. Artists including Matchbox Twenty, Paul McCartney, Johnny Hallyday, Kid Rock, Zucchero and Third Eye Blind also perform covers of some of the label's biggest hits
I saw it myself a few months ago and thought it was pretty good, although I could have done without Kid Rock.
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How the Brits rocked America / Part two on BBC 4 , friday the 3rd @ 9.00

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...way_to_Heaven/
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Just watching How the Brits rocked America now.
BBC 4 does some great documentaries.
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How the Brits rocked america? Eh yeah, just how did they bring it to america seeing as Americans had done it already
They also managed to make U2 part of their 'British' Rock. Very disappointing documentary from the usually excellent BBC4.
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How the Brits rocked america? Eh yeah, just how did they bring it to america seeing as Americans had done it already
They also managed to make U2 part of their 'British' Rock. Very disappointing documentary from the usually excellent BBC4.
If you listen to the dialogue in parts 1 and 2 of the documentry ,you'll hear some of the British artist such as Jimmy Page say '' it was America who gave us Rock n Roll and Blues but they gave up on it for a period until we brought it back to them again ''. He was refering to that period in the very late 50s/early 60s period when it was the teeny pop idols like Fabian ,Bobby Rydel and Booby Vee who were riding the charts with their boy /girl ballads ....until the brit groups , with their long hair and twangy guitars, arrived and rocked the place up again .

U2 are made out to be part of British Rock ? .That's because they are , they had to cut their teeth in the UK scdene before they made it in America anyway .

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How the Brits rocked america? Eh yeah, just how did they bring it to america seeing as Americans had done it already
They also managed to make U2 part of their 'British' Rock. Very disappointing documentary from the usually excellent BBC4.
Jasus if you were watching you'd understand how white Americans in the 60s had completely shut out true blues based music in favour of stuff like surf music and MOR crooners. It took the British bands to get that market listening to what was American music (albeit with a British accent).

I happen to agree about shoe-horning U2 in but they also had The Boomtown Rats who are 100% Irish whereas U2 are 50% British born.

Interesting enough show though its interesting how many acts who sold millions in the USA didn't get so much as a mention during the series - Def Leppard, Rod Stewart, Wham/George Michael, Supertramp, Queen, Bee Gees, Phil Collins, Genesis, Dire Straits, The Who, The Kinks, Iron Maiden and so on.
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Jaysus I was watching and listening to the dialogue, btw Jimmy Would be quite the fool if he didn't admit that he took black american music and gave it back to them
What I wasn't impressed with was constant pushing of the suggestion that the Brits invented Rock Music! It wasn't balanced, lots of important acts went unmentioned as Mike says.

Anyhoo - we had a Weekend of Jazz on BBC4 this week. Sonny Rollins Documentary was particularly good. Thelonious Monk last night, a lot of very sad stories.
Not sure is it on again tonight?
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Ireland's Rappers on 9.30 Tonight on Network 2, might be interesting, though Ireland has yet to produce anyone of the calibre of Dizzee Rascal, The Streets or Roots Manuva someone may be on the way up.
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Re- How the Brits Rocked America: Go West

Exaggerations aside ,there is no doubting that the Brits did for long periods throughout the 60s 70s and 80s , dominate the pop and rock scene in America and it would have been nice to see an extended version of the programme covering the many groups not mentioned .
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Couple of good looking shows on Gerry Rafferty coming up this Friday night on BBC4, starts at 9...
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BBC2 London 9:20pm-10:20pm (1 hour ) Sat 25 Feb

I'm in a Boy Band!
Season 1 Episode 1 of 3

New series. Three programmes exploring the experiences of being a music star. The first focuses on the boy band, featuring contributions by a cross-generational selection of artists, including members of Motown ensembles the Four Tops and the Jackson 5, as well as modern groups such as One Direction
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