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20210228 (6M)Artists reveal the pivotal moments and songs that shaped their lives and their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

20190714 (6M)Matt Everitt interviews artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their lives.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Alan McGee, former boss of Creation Records, shares the musical milestones of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Alan McGhee, former boss of Creation Records, shares the musical milestones of his life.

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DJ Andrew Weatherall talks Matt Everitt through the musical milestones of his life.

While some DJs emerged out of the early house movement to settle into a comfortable and predictably lucrative careers as superclub-orientated superstar DJs, Andrew Weatherall has always followed his own musical compass.

Andrew discusses his career from the first track he ever DJ'd (the WWII War film theme 633 Squadron) onto his residency at the UK's earliest acid house club Shoom. He also talks about producing Primal Scream's genre-breaking Screamadelica and his later work delving into the darker side of vintage rock 'n' roll and techno.

This interview features the humour, style and impeccable musical choices that one would expect from one of contemporary music's most innovative and original figures. It first broadcast in March 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt speaks to Win Butler - frontman of Arcade Fire.

Here Win talks about his band's remarkable journey - A route that starts in the club scene Montreal, Quebec where the band formed in 2001, and stretches across the world, taking in meetings with David Bowie, their first trip to the UK, support slots with U2 and a recent musical reinvention inspired by Win's first trip to Haiti, before ending up on the Pyramid Stage at the biggest festival in the world.

Matt Everitt speaks to Win Butler.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt speaks to Win Butler - frontman of Arcade Fire.

Here Win talks about his band's remarkable journey - A route that starts in the club scene Montreal, Quebec where the band formed in 2001, and stretches across the world, taking in meetings with David Bowie, their first trip to the UK, support slots with U2 and a recent musical reinvention inspired by Win's first trip to Haiti, before ending up on the Pyramid Stage at the biggest festival in the world.

Matt Everitt speaks to Win Butler.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Dr Who - Jodie Whittaker joins 6 Music as one of our Wise Women to curate an evening of programming and music choices. Jodie has chosen this special Glastonbury edition of The First Time with Matt Everitt speaking to Win Butler - frontman of Arcade Fire.

As one of our Wise Women, Jodie is curatring this evening's programming on 6 Music, Jodie is one of the UK's most acclaimed actresses who was unveiled as the 13th Dr Who earlier this year after the Men's Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring and super-smart actress and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to her evening of programming. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005 with a gold medal in Acting. Since then she has worked continually in Film, Television and Theatre. Her TV credits include the critically acclaimed ITV drama Broadchurch (for which she was nominated for Best Actress for the RTS Television Awards), Emmy award-winning Black Mirror, Sky 1's The Smoke, BBC's Cranford, in which she starred opposite Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton, The Night Watch (BBC), The Accused (BBC), and Tess of the D'Urbervilles (BBC).

Jodie Whittaker chooses this special edition as Matt Everitt speaks to Win Butler.

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Matt talks to Beck Hansen about the first key musical moments in his career to date.
He is one of the most versatile and inquisitive musical minds to emerge from the US underground.
He grew up listening to classic rock, punk and hip hop in Los Angeles and busking around the underground anti-folk scene in New York. This journey led to him creating albums that have encompassed blues, slacker rock, lush Americana, Prince-style soul funk, psychedelia and pop.
In the 90s when he first found fame he was regarded as a postmodern pop star for his skill in playfully blending the past and present, but now nearly 25 years later it's obvious he was just a great songwriter looking to see what styles worked best for his music.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt talks to Beck Hansen about the first key musical moments in his career to date.
He is one of the most versatile and inquisitive musical minds to emerge from the US underground.
He grew up listening to classic rock, punk and hip hop in Los Angeles and busking around the underground anti-folk scene in New York. This journey led to him creating albums that have encompassed blues, slacker rock, lush Americana, Prince-style soul funk, psychedelia and pop.
In the 90s when he first found fame he was regarded as a postmodern pop star for his skill in playfully blending the past and present, but now nearly 25 years later it's obvious he was just a great songwriter looking to see what styles worked best for his music.

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American singer, songwriter and pianist Ben Folds discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Ben Folds has always been an unlikely alternative rock hero. His studious, slightly bookish image was certainly at odd with the other bands around when he formed his piano bass and drums trio Ben Folds Five in 1993. More to the point. there weren't really many indie piano bass and drums trios around at that time. And if there were, they didn't rock as hard as Ben Folds Five.

From the off the band was always different, but that's what made them great. They married the piano dynamics and melodies of early Elton John and Randy Newman, with smart lyrics that focused on American life and Ben's personal history. And their musicianship was simply staggering.

Ben talks about his musical heroes, the early days of Ben Folds Five and how he managed to carve a niche for the band, which found fame with their hit song Brick. He also discusses his work with author Nick Hornby, putting his past behind him to reform Ben Folds Five in 2011 and what it's like recording an album with William 'Captain Kirk' Shatner!

Ben Folds discusses his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Ben Folds discusses his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discusses his key musical moments in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Bob Geldof shares his the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Bobby Gillespie20160228 (6M)
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Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Primal Scream have constantly evolved since their formation in Glasgow in 1982. They've been a jangle pop outfit, 60s Stones obsessives, psychedelic rave music pioneers, krautrockers, trip hoppers, industrial noise merchants and most things in-between.

Bobby remembers the country, western and blues music that inspired him as a child and the incredible impact that punk rock had on him (especially the Sex Pistols and the Clash), which eventually that led to the formation of Primal Scream following his brief tenure as the drummer with the Jesus & Mary Chain.

He also explains how Primal Scream's immersion in the rave culture of the 80s gave birth to the classic album, Screamadelica, and how the band's drug problems nearly ended their career.

Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt talks to lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes about an early passion for Elvis Presley, her teenage years, following Third Eye Blind and My Chemical Romance and guitar heroes.

She also discusses the formation of Alabama Shakes, how Nina Simone and Al Green continue to inspire her and about releasing her debut solo album 'Jaime'.

Matt Everitt talks to the lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Brittany also discusses the formation of Alabama Shakes, how Nina Simone and Al Green continue to inspire her, and about releasing her debut solo album 'Jaime'.

Matt Everitt talks to the lead vocalist and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard.

Matt Everitt interviews artists on the music and moments that have defined them.

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Roxy Music and solo star Bryan Ferry shares musical milestones. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt talks to musician, songwriter and record producer Butch Vig about the songs that have shaped his life. They discuss Butch's childhood growing up in Wisconsin, listening to Frank Sinatra and Herb Albert. Butch recalls buying his first records by Creedence Clearwater Revival and, thanks to him to Mum, first paying attention to melody and arrangement in song.

Later in the programme Butch reflects on working with The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana as record producer and life as drummer/co-producer of Garbage.

Matt Everitt talks to Butch Vig about the songs that have shaped his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt interviews major artists revealing their pivotal moments and songs

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Matt Everitt talks to Cat Power about the key moments of her life and career.

Chan Marshall aka Cat Power is an artist known for her haunting vocals and emotionally revealing songs, in which is she unafraid to lay her innermost feelings bare.

Having taken on the stage name Cat Power for her first band in 1992, she has since adopted it as a moniker for all her musical projects, which has included collaborations with Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder.

She chats candidly to Matt about her earliest musical influences growing up in Georgia listening to her gran's country and church music, before her sister introduced her to experimental rock at the tender age of 11 - which sparked her long-term love of ‘outsider' music.

She was “discovered” opening for Liz Phair in 1993 by Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, which led to her first album, ‘Dear Sir' in 1995 and most recently released her 10th album, ‘The Wanderer' in 2018.

In this episode, Cat Power also gives an insight into her own raw, spontaneous approach to her own live shows as an artist, life-changing advice from Jonathan Richman, as well as the reasons for her passion for music from Aretha Franklin, Can, and more.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Cat Power shares the key musical moments of her life and career in conversation with Matt Everitt.

First broadcast in 2019.

Cat Power shares the key musical moments of her life and career. First broadcast in 2019.

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Charlie Watts discusses the musical milestones of his life in an interview with Matt Everitt first broadcast in 2011.

Jagger's ego might always occupy the centre stage, and Richards is the archetypal elegantly wasted rocker - but the heart of the Rolling Stones has to be drummer Charlie Watts.

His distinctive and deceptively powerful drumming has propelled the group throughout their career and countless hits. Other members may come and go, but as Keith himself admits: no Charlie? No Stones.

In this rare interview, Charlie tells of his life as the least rock 'n' roll, but always charming Stone. With his deadpan with and laconic style, he recalls his pre-Stones career, and the early, starving-in-a-bedsit days of what would become one of the greatest bands in the world, as well as the roots of his overriding passion, jazz.

He also sheds a light on his role in the complex relationships within the group, their golden years of recording, his own brief but hard-fought battle with heroin, and whether the Stones would, or could ever, tour again.

Charlie Watts shares his musical milestones in an interview first broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg talks to Matt Everitt about the key musical moments of her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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In an edition of The First Time first broadcast in 2013, Chris Cornell shares the pivotal moments and songs that shaped his life and career.

Chris was the frontman of Soundgarden, one of the key bands to emerge from the Seattle grunge scene in the early 1990s. Their biggest album, 1994's Superunknown, featured the Grammy Award-winning singles Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. Soundgarden split up in 1997, and Chris went on to form the rock supergroup Audioslave, best known for their hit Cochise. Soundgarden reformed in 2010, and released their sixth studio album King Animal.

Chris died in May 2017.

Presented by Matt Everitt and first broadcast in 2013.

Chris Cornell discusses pivotal moments and songs in 2013. Chris died in May 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Chrissie Hynde, leader of the Pretenders, shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Born in Akron, Ohio in 1951, Chrissie became obsessed with rock n roll and the UK music scene and moved to London in 1973. She was part of the crowd that hung out at Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's shop Sex in the Kings Road, Chelsea, which was the breeding ground of the UK punk rock movement.

She formed the Pretenders in 1978, and led them though a run of Top 20 albums and classic singles, keeping the band together despite the tragic deaths of guitarist James Honeyman-Scott and bassist Pete Farndon.

Chrissie discusses the music that influenced her from her earliest days, through to the worldwide success of the Pretenders, and onto the release of Stockholm, the first album made under own name.

Chrissie Hynde shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Chuck D shares his musical milestones, in conversation with Matt Everitt.

As the leader of rap group Public Enemy, which he co-founded in 1985 with Flavor Flav, Chuck D helped create politically and socially conscious hip hop music in the mid-1980s. After hearing demo track "Public Enemy Number One", fledgling producer Rick Rubin insisted on signing him to his Def Jam label and Public Enemy went on to release genre defining, land-scape changing albums such as 'Yo! Bum Rush the Show' in 1987, 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' in 1988, 'Fear of a Black Planet' in 1990, and 'Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black' in 1991.

Chuck D has collaborated with artists such as Janet Jackson, Kool Moe Dee, The Dope Poet Society, Run–D.M.C., Ice Cube, Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, George Clinton, Meat Loaf, Henry Rollins, John Mellencamp, The Go! Team and many others. He also appeared on Sonic Youth's 1990 single 'Kool Thing'.

Alongside his music projects he continues to be an activist, author, publisher, lecturer, producer, radio presenter, and is the voice of DJ Forth Right MC in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark third album, 'Fear Of A Black Planet', Chuck D has recently curated an art exhibition of original visual works inspired by the music, legacy and history of Public Enemy.

In this episode Matt talks to Chuck D about the first key musical moments in his life and career to date as well as Public Enemy's return to Def Jam and the release of their new album 'What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?'

Public Enemy's Chuck D shares his musical milestones, in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Colin Greenwood, Radiohead's bassist, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Colin discusses how he and his brother and band-mate Jonny started playing music, his early passion for Joy Division and the Fall, his love of soul and the bonds that brought Radiohead together back when they formed in 1985. He also talks about Radiohead's first release, The Drill EP, how the band's sound evolved, the public's perception of the group and their Glastonbury appearance. Colin also selects a heap of music, including Fleetwood Mac, Alice Coltrane, Sam Cooke and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.

Radiohead's Colin Greenwood shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Corey Taylor20210228 (6M)Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor chats exclusively to Matt Everitt revealing the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

Slipknot have assaulted the senses of audiences around the world with their aggressive musical style, terrifying masks, and chaotic, energetic live shows since the late 90s.

As one of the most successful heavy metal groups of their generation they have claimed six Top 40 singles and four Top 5 albums in the UK, including a Number 1 with ‘Iowa' in 2001, which denied The Strokes' debut album ‘This Is It' of the top spot. Eighteen years later, in 2019, their album ‘We Are Not Your Kind' topped the charts. To date Slipknot have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

In this interview Matt peels back the mask as Corey talks about his turbulent early life growing up in a trailer in the Mid-West of America, the moment he decided to join the world's most nightmare-inducing band, his battles with addiction, and his deep love for the music of Faith No More, Prince, Public Enemy and Ray Lamontagne.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor reveals the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Courtney Love shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014. She discusses her heroes and influences, her success with Hole and memories of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

Born in San Francisco in 1964, after submerging herself in the UK post punk scene of the 80s, Courtney became a member of Babes in Toyland and then the leader of Hole, where she cut a defiant figure, making equally powerful music. A year later, she married Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and the couple seemed enmired in controversy at every turn. Four days after Cobain's suicide in April 1994, Hole released Live Through This, a deeply personal and brilliant album that would break them worldwide and prove the quality of Love's songwriting.

Hole released two more albums before breaking up in 2002, by which time Courtney had taken up acting. Despite her often turbulent life, Courtney is a survivor, who remained outspoken and unbowed.

Courtney Love shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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As part of 6 Music's Wise Women selection, Little Simz chooses Damon Albarn sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Recorded at his west London studio, Damon talks through his musical journey, including some of his greatest successes with Blur and Gorillaz, but also some of the more esoteric and little known aspects of his work, including his film soundtrack work with Michael Nyman. Damon also recalls and the impact Terry Hall and (perhaps more surprisingly) Nik Kershaw had on his life.

He remembers the way that his first trip to Africa in 2000, in the wake of Blur's split, re-invigorated his passion for music, his close friendship with Afrobeat drumming legend Tony Allen and his first solo album. The interview reveals a fascinating journey through the life of one of the most innovative, eclectic and successful songwriters in popular music.

As part of Little Simz's Wise Women selection, Damon Albarn talks his musical first times.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Damon Albarn shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Repeated ahead of Damon's appearance at Glastonbury with his the Good, the Bad and the Queen project.

Damon Albarn shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Dan Auerbach shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Dan is best known as half of the guitar-and-drum garage and blues band the Black Keys. As a producer and musician he's collaborated with the Pretenders, Dangermouse, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, A$AP Rocky and Dr John.

He chats to Matt about his earliest musical influences growing up in Ohio, which were bluegrass and country, the impact of his father's staggering vinyl collection and his formative gigging experiences, which varied from the Grateful Dead to Whitney Houston. He also discusses the formation and huge success of the Black Keys, working with Danger Mouse and Dr John, and his passions for JJ Cale, T Rex, the Sonics and Link Wray.

Dan Auerbach talks to Matt Everitt about the key moments of his life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Dave Grohl shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Dave discusses his earliest musical influence (Edgar Winter's prog rock classic Frankenstein made a big impression), his first punk gig (Naked Raygun in Chicago in 1982), which changed the path of his life and how he became politicised though his first proper band Scream in Washington DC in the '80s.

Dave also discusses the famous Sound City studios where Nirvana created the classic albums Nevermind and In Utero, and working with the famously demanding producer Steve Albini.

Dave also looks back on writing the songs that became the Foo Fighters' debut (he recorded twelve tracks in just six days - "Had I taken it seriously, I would've taken a bit longer"), the staggeringly ambitious Sonic Highway documentary series, and his experiences playing Wembley Stadium.

And he chooses songs by The Beatles, Neil Young, Tom Petty, as you might expect, his beloved Led Zeppelin.

Dave Grohl shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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David Gilmour shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

David Gilmour shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

David Lynch - Iggy Pop's Rockin' Rebels20181226 (6M)David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and television director and creator of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career.

Lynch is also a musician, having helped create the music for many of his movies (he wrote the lyrics to the Twin Peaks theme - Falling sung by Julee Cruise) as well as solo albums such as The Big Dream - a record as hypnotic and disturbingly beautiful as his films.

In a rare interview, recorded in 2013, Lynch speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences (Chopin and the sound of B36 bombers flying over his childhood home), his passion for Elvis and early rock 'n' roll, directing David Bowie, his love of jazz, how he creates his own unique music and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 classic single, which would never sound the same again.

David Lynch discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Another chance to hear Iggy Pop presenting a special festive show - Rockin' Rebels.

Andy Serkis tells the extraordinary story of Ian Dury and the Blockheads

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Matt Everitt talks to Devendra Banhart about the songs that have shaped his life. They discuss Devendra's childhood in Venezuela, moving to California for art school and the pivotal role Vashti Bunyan played at the start of his career. Also, Devendra's most recent album and his love for Japanese electronic music and Luther Vandross.

Matt Everitt interviews major artists revealing their pivotal moments and songs

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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AKA Dr John R.i.p.

Following the sad death of Dr. John at the age of 77, another chance to hear the influential New Orleans-born singer and songwriter sharing the musical milestones of his life in an episode of The First Time first broadcast in 2014 and presented by Matt Everitt.

Known as Dr. Creaux, the Night Tripper, among other aliases, the man born Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr in 1941 is best known by the stage name Dr. John and was one of the more remarkable musicians to emerge from America. He provided a link between the rich musical heritage of his beloved New Orleans and the counterculture of the 60s.

As a child he sneaked into recording sessions by the likes of Little Richard at the New Orleans studio where his father worked. He became a leading figure in the 50s New Orleans R&B scene, first as a guitarist then (after one of his fingers was shot off during a fight) a pianist. He played on classic recordings by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford and Joe Tex.

Mac also recalls how he developed as a songwriter with his 1968 album Gris Gris, a record steeped in the sound of New Orleans and blended with voodoo imagery and psychedelic sonics, which defined his unique sound and mysterious image that partly concealed his personal warmth and charm. He also discusses his work with Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and playing on the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., as well as featuring in the Band's classic film The Last Waltz.

Dr. John also looks back on his breakthrough 1973 hit In the Right Place, working with Spiritualized and his acclaimed album Locked Down, recorded with the Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

Following the death of Dr. John, another chance to hear him share his musical milestones.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

The First Time with the late Dr. John. The influential New Orleans-born singer and songwriter shares the musical milestones of his life, first broadcast in 2014.

The late Dr. John shares his milestones with Matt Everitt.

Part of Jessica Hynes's Wise Women selection, the late Dr. John shares his milestones.

As part of 6 Music's Wise Women special, Jessica Hynes picks this episode of The First Time with the late Dr. John. The influential New Orleans-born singer and songwriter shares the musical milestones of his life, first broadcast in 2014.

Another chance to hear the influential New Orleans-born singer and songwriter Dr. John share the musical milestones of his life in an episode of The First Time first broadcast in 2014 and presented by Matt Everitt.

Another chance to hear Dr. John share his musical milestones.

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As part of the 6 Music Artist Collection on Radiohead, another chance to hear guitarist Ed O'Brien share his musical milestones with Matt Everitt, in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

He tells how his childhood was dominated by the pop charts and his early passion for the more unusual guitar heroes that emerge after punk, and his first impressions of meeting the school friends who would go on to become Radiohead. He discusses the band's early musical insecurities, their unusual route to recognition, and their reaction to the attention that followed. Ed also looks back at the band's back catalogue, how The Bends was a reaction to being called one hit wonders, the wonder of the OK Computer sessions, and how the group transformed their whole approach to creating music with Kid A and Amnesic. Matt also asks about his love for Brazilian music, his plans for a solo album and Glastonbury 2017.

Ed O'Brien of Radiohead shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

To complement his appearance as EOB at this year's 6 Music Festival, another chance to hear Ed O'Brien of Radiohead share his musical milestones with Matt Everitt, in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Edwyn Collins shares the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Elvis Costello shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

He arrived seemingly fully-formed with his 1977 debut album My Aim Is True, full of passion, anger and poetry - and hasn't stopped moving since.

He's produced albums of sneering post punk, lavish orchestral pop, country and western, easy listening, classical, Tin Pan Alley pop and jazz - and the thread that runs through all this is his songwriting skill.

Elvis talks about the influence of his father (who was a trumpeter with the Joe Loss Orchestra in the 50s and 60s), the recording of his breakthrough debut album and enlisting Chet Baker for Shipbuilding.

He also talks about some of his favourite collaborators, including Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and the Roots.

Elvis Costello shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Elvis Costello shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Eric Clapton2018070520200718 (6M)Matt Everitt talks to Eric Clapton about his life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

He remembers growing up surrounded by jazz musicians and his love for Louis Armstrong. He also recalls developing a love for the bass guitar, his early rock bands and how important British bands Gang Of Four and Echo & The Bunnymen were to him. He tells Matt about the Chili Peppers' first record and their huge success, and talks about collaborations with the likes of Damon Albarn and Thom Yorke.

Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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George Clinton shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

George Clinton didn't just change the path of popular music, he took it to a far-out cosmic dimension. As the driving force behind legendary 70s bands Parliament and Funkadelic, he revolutionised soul and funk music, leading it into some insanely creative and psychedelic territories. A huge and undeniable impact on artists such as Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre and OutKast, his music is as thrilling as ever, and he remains the one of the most sampled men in the history of music.

George talks about his youth in do-wop bands, working at both Motown and as a songwriter in the legendary Brill Building, and how he took his humble soul band the Parliaments and developed them into a multi-coloured, platinum selling, virtuoso, psychedelic funk rock collective. George's legendary live shows were ground-breaking and he also discusses the Mothership, the iconic UFO stage set that would land at Parliament and Funkadelic gigs. He also talks about the serious battle with drug abuse that stunted his career in the 80s and 90s, getting clean and his musical comeback, and on-going legal crusade to see musicians get recognised and receive royalties for their work being sampled - a battle that has taken him to the federal courts in Washington.

George Clinton shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Giorgio Moroder shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Pioneer of electronic music and regarded by many as the Godfather of Disco, Giorgio Moroder is a charming and effortlessly cool producer and songwriter. He talks us through his career, from his earliest bubblegum electropop recordings in the late 60s to the creation of his own studio, Musicland, where he created a remarkable run of records through the 1970s.

Giorgio talks about partnership Donna Summer - an artistic relationship which resulted in Love to Love You Baby and, probably the greatest dance record of all time, I Feel Love. He also guides us through the recording of his iconic film scores such as Midnight Express and Cat People. He worked with David Bowie on the latter.

With typical humour, Giorgio also explains how his career wavered on the 90s (as he busied himself designing sports cars and creating whiskeys) and explains how he came to work with Daft Punk on their world conquering album Random Access Memories, what it was like starting DJing again at 74 and his plans for the future.

Giorgio Moroder shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Giorgio talks about partnership Donna Summer - an artistic relationship which resulted in Love to Love You Baby and, probably the greatest dance record of all time, I Feel Love. He also guides us through the recording of his iconic film scores such as Midnight Express and Cat People. He worked with David Bowie on the latter.

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Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Graham chats about meeting Damon, Alex and Dave for the first time and the incredibly chaotic early days of Blur before There's No Other Way made them into popstars.

He discusses his difficulties dealing in with the tabloid attention and fame that followed the success of Parklife, and his own battles overcoming alcohol addiction. He also talks frankly about his clearly painful exit from Blur and his happy reunion with the band.

His fascinating solo career also gets covered, as his music evolves from low-fi garage rock, to jagged punk and from pastoral acoustic folk to upbeat indie pop hit singles.

It's a revealing and honest look at the musical life of Blur's experimental heart and, in the words of Noel Gallagher, 'The greatest guitarist of his generation'.

First broadcast in 2012.

Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon discusses his key musical moments in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

It's a revealing and honest look at the musical life of Blur's experimental heart and, in the words of Noel Gallagher, 'The greatest guitarist of his generation'.

Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon discusses his key musical moments in 2012.

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Hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

There's a strong argument that hip hop started at the block parties in the Bronx in New York in the 70s, where lyrical, musical and technical innovation propelled the sound forward with an impetus that changed the world. Joseph Saddler, soon to known as Grandmaster Flash, was there.

Born in Barbados, but moving to NYC, an absolute obsession with music, vinyl and electronics led Flash to experiment with amplifiers and turntable mechanics and techniques, enabling him to open up a whole new world of scratching, cutting, back-spinning and punch phrasing. His skills as a DJ led to the groundbreaking 1981 track The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, the first time scratching and mixing had appeared on record.

Flash, recalls his journey from bedroom equipment geek to sonic adventurer, covering the early records that shaped his musical aesthetic and the release of The Message. He also talks about his battles with substance abuse, his difficult relationship with the record industry and his feelings about his status as one of the architects of modern music.

Grandmaster Flash shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Impresario Harvey Goldsmith shares the musical milestones of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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To tie in with this year's 6 Music Festival taking place in Liverpool, Matt Everitt chats to Echo & The Bunnymen frontman, Ian McCulloch about the key musical moments from his life.

Since releasing its debut album, ‘Crocodiles' almost 40 years ago, the band has earned a place in guitar music history for forging “grandiose soundscapes out of punk energy and pop poetry” - a distinctive combination of attitude and sound that has influenced many bands that have followed in The Bunnymen's wake.

In this candid conversation, McCulloch reveals the group's beginnings, including the shambles of their first gig which that turned out to be the making of them, plus the singer's struggle with shyness in those early days that remains to this day, despite outward acts of bravado.

McCulloch also share the early influence of The Fall and Leonard Cohen on their sound, the life-changing impact of first hearing David Bowie and then seeing him perform Ziggy Stardust live (including a fascination with his eyebrows), as well as, of course, a deep recognition of how Liverpool's rich musical heritage has helped shaped the group.

Plus, McCulloch recounts a strange night out with another of his musical heroes, Lou Reed, along with insights into how Echo & The Bunnymen's much-loved songs, like ‘The Killing Moon' and ‘Nothing Lasts Forever', came into existence.

Matt Everitt chats to Ian McCulloch about the key musical moments of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem shares the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

When acclaimed US band LCD Soundsystem bowed out at Madison Square Garden in 2011, it seemed that the group's founder, singer, songwriter and producer James Murphy had achieved everything he could ever have possibly imagined. Starting off as a child obsessed with sound, doing his time as a drummer in underground New York bands, learning how to engineer sound for live groups, becoming a DJ, remixer and setting up his own label (the acclaimed Death from Above) - all these experiences fed directly into forming LCD in 2001.

James talks about that journey and the music that inspired him to take it, as well as LCD's three-album career and what led him to disband the outfit at the height of their fame and success. He also tackles the myriad of projects that have followed the end of his band, including producing Arcade Fire, remixing David Bowie, launching his own coffee brand and creating a gigantic bespoke 50,000-watt touring sound system called Despacio.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem talks about the music that shaped his life. From 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem shares the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

When acclaimed US band LCD Soundsystem bowed out at Madison Square Garden in 2011, it seemed that the group's founder, singer, songwriter and producer James Murphy had achieved everything he could ever have possibly imagined. Starting off as a child obsessed with sound, doing his time as a drummer in underground New York bands, learning how to engineer sound for live groups, becoming a DJ, remixer and setting up his own label (the acclaimed Death from Above) - all these experiences fed directly into forming LCD in 2001.

James talks about that journey and the music that inspired him to take it, as well as LCD's three-album career and what led him to disband the outfit at the height of their fame and success. He also tackles the myriad of projects that have followed the end of his band, including producing Arcade Fire, remixing David Bowie, launching his own coffee brand and creating a gigantic bespoke 50,000-watt touring sound system called Despacio.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem talks about the music that shaped his life. From 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

James talks about that journey and the music that inspired him to take it, as well as LCD's three-album career and what led him to disband the outfit at the height of their fame and success. He also tackles the myriad of projects that have followed the end of his band, including producing Arcade Fire, remixing David Bowie, launching his own coffee brand and creating a gigantic bespoke 50,000-watt touring sound system called Despacio.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem talks to Matt Everitt about the music that shaped his life

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Janelle Monáe shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Since her critically acclaimed debut album in 2010 The ArchAndroid, Janelle has been admired by, and collaborated with, the likes of Prince and Stevie Wonder, she has received Grammy nominations and released her third album Dirty Computer in 2018.

Janelle Mon\u00e1e shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Janelle Monáe shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt. These include her musical influences growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, collaborations with Prince and Stevie Wonder and development as an artist as heard on her albums The ArchAndroid, The Electric Lady and Dirty Computer. Also featuring music from Michael Jackson, Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu and Prince. First broadcast in 2018.

Having just kicked off the Manchester International Festival, here's another chance to listen to Janelle Monae's chat with Matt Everitt from last year. Matt caught up with the American singer and rapper to find out about the pivotal first times in her musical journey.

Since her critically acclaimed debut album in 2010 The ArchAndroid, Janelle has been a rising star, earning Grammy nominations and album sales along the way. Her third album Dirty Computer was released last year.

Over the next few weeks, 6 Music is bringing you a great big slice of the Manchester International Festival. Listen back to Mary Anne Hobb's live from Festival Square last week, with Laurie Anderson and Underworld's Karl Hyde. Then next Thursday, Mary Anne is dedicating her show to Skepta - the day after the Mercury Prize winner will have debuted his mysterious new show Dystopia987. Plus, we're also handing the airwaves over to some of the performers on the lineup. Available now on BBC Sounds, These New Puritans presenting their own 6 Music show, sitting in for Iggy Pop.

The American singer and rapper tells Matt Everitt about the pivotal first times in music.

Over the next few weeks, 6 Music is bringing you a great big slice of the Manchester International Festival. Listen back to Mary Anne Hobb's live from Festival Square last week, with Laurie Anderson and Underworld's Karl Hyde. Then next Thursday, Mary Anne is dedicating her show to Skepta - the day after the Mercury Prize winner will have debuted his mysterious new show Dystopia987. Plus, we're also handing the airwaves over to some of the performers on the lineup. Available now on BBC Sounds, These New Puritans presenting their own 6 Music show, sitting in for Iggy Pop.

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Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Jean-Michel Jarre, one of the architects of modern electronic music, a man who's sold over 80 million albums worldwide and has made and broken the world record for highest concert attendance three times - the current record is for his 1997 show in Moscow for an audience of 3.5 million people. But he's also a groundbreaking musician whose work with synthesizers influenced Daft Punk, Air, Massive Attack, Hot Chip, Moby, Bjork and the whole electronica movement.

In an interview recorded at the time of the release of an album (a series of collaborations with the likes of Air, Massive Attack and Laurie Anderson) fittingly called Electronica, Jean talks about his deeply musical early life, when he was exposed to jazz, rock n roll, soul and classical music, as well as studying with electronic and experimental music pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.

Jean-Michel discusses how, along with the likes of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, he helped define what was possible with the synthesizer, and how he took it to new peaks of popularity with his albums Oxygène (1977) and Equinoxe (1978). He also discusses his enormous outdoor live concerts (featuring his famous laser harp) and the relationship between electronic music and art.

Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones in music.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

In an interview recorded at the time of the release of an album (a series of collaborations with the likes of Air, Massive Attack and Laurie Anderson) fittingly called Electronica, Jean talks about his deeply musical early life, when he was exposed to jazz, rock n roll, soul and classical music, as well as studying with electronic and experimental music pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.

Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt talks to Hollywood A-list actor and acclaimed jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum about the music and moments that have defined him.

Jeff shares memories of growing up in Pittsburgh, surrounded by jazz songbooks and going on vacation with his family to Atlantic City to see The Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra.

He talks about moving to New York and buying his first ever albums from Colony Records, by Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis; his love of musicals and the influence of Jazz on his acting.

Later in the programme Jeff discusses the success of his band ‘Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra'; working with Miley Cyrus, Gregory Porter, Fiona Apple, Anna Calvi and Sharon Van Etten on the latest record and his love of the American Jazz Pianist Bill Evans.

Matt Everitt talks to Hollywood A-list actor and acclaimed jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt interviews artists on the music and moments that have defined them.

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Jeff Lynne shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast soon before his appearance with ELO at Glastonbury in 2016.

He is an enormously respected and loved producer as well as musician. He was a member of Birmingham 60s pop heroes the Move and he masterminded the million-selling Electric Light Orchestra. He's also worked as a producer with the likes of Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and the Beatles.

Jeff talks about his earliest musical loves and the start of a lifetime obsessed with music production, creating the early ELO records, their world conquering 1977 album Out of the Blue and the recording of Mr. Blue Sky. He also chats about producing the aforementioned musical legends and his role in the most super supergroup of all time the Travelling Wilburys. He also recalls his Hyde Park comeback show in 2014, playing to an audience of 50,000.

Jeff Lynne shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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AKA Jehnny Beth Of Savages

Matt talks to the Savages frontwoman about the music and events that have shaped her life, including her childhood as the jazz loving, inspiring pianist Camille Berthomier. She also discusses the formation of Savages and how Leonard Cohen and David Bowie had their role in her walking away from the band; and looking to the future, the recording of her debut solo record To Love Is To Live.

Matt talks to the Savages frontwoman about the music and events that have shaped her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Jehnny Beth20200216 (6M)Matt talks to the Savages frontwoman about the music and events that have shaped her life, including her childhood as the jazz loving, inspiring pianist Camille Berthomier. She also discusses the formation of Savages and how Leonard Cohen and David Bowie had their role in her walking away from the band; and looking to the future, the recording of her debut solo record To Love Is To Live.

Matt talks to the Savages frontwoman about the music and events that have shaped her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014,

From their formation in 1968 until their spilt in the wake of drummer John Bonham's death in 1980, Led Zeppelin set new parameters for what a rock band could achieve. They remain one of the biggest-selling bands of all time, with generation after generation falling in love with their music. Their tours broke records and created the template for stadium touring that remains to this day,

Jimmy Page was the guiding force behind that band of gifted musicians, and, as well as being recognised as one of the finest guitarists of all time, Jimmy produced the whole of Led Zeppelin's back catalogue, breaking new sonic ground with every one of their nine albums.

From his earliest influences and passion for the bluesmen of the '50s, to his time spent as a busy young session guitarist on the London scene in the early 60s, and onto his masterplan to create the greatest (and heaviest) rock band ever to stalk the earth.

Normally a somewhat reclusive and private figure, Jimmy also discusses Zep's unique musical chemistry, their not entirely undeserved reputation as the most excessive and debauched band ever, their one-off reunion in 2007 and the impact of John Bonham's death on him and his music.

Jimmy Page discusses his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Joan Wasser from Joan as Police Woman shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

She talks about her youth shaped by a love of classical, R&B and hardcore bands, plus her early groups including the Dambusters.

Joan also shares stories of working with Lou Reed and Anohni, her relationship with Jeff Buckley, as well as discussing her early music influences including Public Enemy and Neil Young.

Joan Wasser from Joan as Police Woman shares her musical milestones in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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As well as being one of the founding members of the Velvet Underground, John Cale has worked with some of the most influential names in music including John Cage, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, the Stooges, the Modern Lovers, Happy Mondays, LCD Soundsystem and Siouxsie and the Banshees. John has also become known for his work in the classical field.

John talks to Matt about his early years growing up in Wales and borrowing records from the local library, the messy days of the first Velvet Underground gigs, how Nico inspired his desire to become a producer and leave the band, why he reformed the band back in 1993, working with the Stooges and his love of the Beach Boys and Pharell Williams.

First broadcast in 2012.

Velvet Underground founding member John Cale shares musical firsts. First broadcast 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

First broadcast in 2012.

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Radiohead's guitarist, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

In their thirty-year career, Radiohead are have shifted the parameters of what a rock band is capable, having continually pushed themselves in new musical directions.

Jonny Greenwood is a hugely respected and innovative composer in his own right, performing around the world with the BBC Concert, Australian Chamber and London Contemporary Orchestras, and has created award-winning film scores, including There Will Be Blood and The Master. He talks about the music that obsessed him growing up - from the Fall and New Order to classical composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, who continues to have an impact on Jonny's work today. He also looks back to Radiohead's early days and how they coped with the huge success that followed 1997's OK Computer, as well as their creative processes in the studio.

Jonny also discusses his acclaimed film soundtracks, working with director Paul Thomas Anderson, how Radiohead missed out on doing a James Bond theme and the writing and recording of their album A Moon Shaped Pool.

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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The Sigur Rós vocalist and multi-instrumentalist talks to Matt about the music that has shaped his life and work. With tracks from Black Sabbath, Billie Holiday and Alex Somers.

Hear about his early love of heavy metal, the benefits of starting a band in the supportive community of late nineties Reykjavik, and how they used their made-up language – Hopelandic - to deal with success and fame.

Sigur Ros vocalist Jonsi talks to Matt about the music that has shaped his life and work.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt talks to artists about the events that have shaped their career.

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In an episode first broadcast in 2014, Matt Everitt speaks to Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

Josh Homme is a towering presence in alternative rock - be that as a singer, songwriter, producer, frontman with Queens of the Stone Age or just all round cool guy. Josh talks about his time as a punk-obsessed teenager growing up in the Palm Desert, California and the way 'generator parties' (free gigs in the remote desert powered by generators) and bands such as Black Flag shaped his sound and artistic philosophy.

He also discusses his time with critically acclaimed stoner rock outfit Kyuss, QOTSA's formation in 1996, his relationship with Dave Grohl, the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (featuring Homme, Grohl and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones) and his work as a producer collaborating with Arctic Monkeys.

Matt Everitt speaks to Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. First broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt talks to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman about the music that has shaped her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt talks to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman about the music that has shaped her life.

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Karl Hyde of Underworld shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Karl Hyde is one half of one of the world's greatest electronic bands. Their lyrics are an essential part of their music, and their anthems can fill a club dancefloor, their albums move the mind as much as the feet. They're also as much of a live spectacle as any rock band.

Karl looks back to the start of his musical history - his early passions growing up in Worcester, his first gigs and influences. He also talks about meeting his future Underworld partner Rick Smith and their search to find a creative identity. He also talks about Underworld's first shows, and how they became the acclaimed outfit they are today - taking in the iconic Born Slippy (which had its roots in Karl's own issues with alcohol abuse), through sound-tracking the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and their 2016 album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future.

Karl Hyde of Underworld shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Kelis shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

She talks through her musical story, from growing up in a strict 'jazz only' household with a saxophonist dad, through to discovering a love of grunge at college, and combining this with a passion for RnB. She talks about meeting the Neptunes, which proved to be a pivotal partnership in her genre bending musical path, although getting a record deal for was far from easy.

She tells of her struggles to be 'understood' by a music industry that wanted to pigeonhole her, and of the astonishing year-long battle she had over the track 'Milkshake', which of course went on to be a global hit and who's terminology became part of popular culture.

She explains her love for food and how she stepped out of music for a time to focus on this, and how she came back and worked with Dave Sitek on a new album, which was of course titled Food.

Kelis shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Kevin Rowland, frontman of Dexys Midnight Runners, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

There have been few singers more passionate about their band and art than Kevin Rowland. As the leader and driving force behind Dexys, he led the group to success with classic singles such as Geno and Come On Eileen. He was so single-minded that Dexys imploded in 1986, under the weight of his refusal to compromise.

In a revealing interview, Kevin looks back over his life and his triumphs and failures. This in itself is remarkable, as he frequently refuses to discuss Dexys and his past. He also talks about how a passion for music provided an escape from his difficult upbringing in Wolverhampton, falling for Elvis, Bowie, Dylan, Van Morrison and The Sex Pistols, and his deep, almost spiritual, connection with music

Proving that sticking to your guns and never backing down can see you right in the end, Kevin also details how he revived the Dexys name in 2012 for an album and series of live shows that were greeted with an almost religious fervour by fans and critics alike.

Kevin Rowland shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Kim Gordon, former bassist, vocalist and guitarist with Sonic Youth, shares the key musical moments of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Sonic Youth are without doubt one of the most important alternative bands to have emerged from the American post punk landscape. In 1981 when they formed the musical world was divided into Duran Duran-type pop or upcoming guitars bands like The Cure, REM and Echo & The Bunnymen - Sonic Youth forged a third way as much informed by the avant-garde as by any rock music that had gone before.

And since their inception - bassist, guitarist and singer Kim Gordon was a key element in driving the band forward artistically. She trained as a visual artist, and her drive to experiment with sound helped the band establish themselves as a key influence on indie music - bands like Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine, P J Harvey, Dinosaur Jr and The Flaming Lips all owed a huge debt to Sonic Youth. Also her position as an articulate woman performer in the mostly male underground music scene inspired countless other female performers.

She's also a film and video director, a writer, fashion designer and producer - more to the point, she's just cool.

Here she talks about her unlikely early musical passions (the soundtrack to South Pacific and The Parent Trap) early very dissonant days of Sonic Youth, her passions for Joni Mitchell, Chet Baker and Stan Getz, and her fascination with Karen Carpenter. She also chats about collaboration with Yoko Ono and the dangers of being in the studio with Courtney Love (Gordon produced her album Pretty on the Inside) and how her own artist background and the Warhol-centric New York art scene influenced Sonic Youth during their career.

First broadcast in 2013.

Kim Gordon shares the key musical moments of her life. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt chats to Kim Gordon, formerly bassist, vocalist and guitarist with Sonic Youth, about key first musical moments in her life.
Sonic Youth are without doubt one of the most important alternative bands to have emerged from the American post punk landscape. In 1981 when they formed the musical world was divided into Duran Duran-type pop or upcoming guitars bands like The Cure, REM and Echo & The Bunnymen - Sonic Youth forged a third way as much informed by the avant-garde as by any rock music that had gone before.

And since their inception - bassist, guitarist and singer Kim Gordon was a key element in driving the band forward artistically. She trained as a visual artist, and her drive to experiment with sound helped the band establish themselves as a key influence on indie music - bands like Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine, P J Harvey, Dinosaur Jr and The Flaming Lips all owed a huge debt to Sonic Youth. Also her position as an articulate woman performer in the mostly male underground music scene inspired countless other female performers.

Matt Everitt chats to Kim Gordon about the key musical moments of her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Caleb and Nathan of the Kings of Leon share their musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

The Followill brothers graduated from being teenage longhairs bashing out Creedence covers in their Nashville family basement to global stars packing out arenas, enjoying number one albums and Grammy awards.

Brothers singer Caleb and drummer Nathan Followill talk about that journey, recalling how they emerged from their strict religious background (their father was a travelling preacher who banned them from listening to secular music) to form a band with their other brother and cousin. Their sometimes surprising influences range from from country and rock to Boys 2 Men and Kenny G's Christmas album.

They also look back on how they coped with their sudden rise to fame in the UK while still teenagers, their battle for recognition in their native US, their triumphant Glastonbury headlining performance, the impact (both positive and negative) of their huge worldwide hit Sex On Fire and the internal pressure that nearly split the band up in 2011, following their poorly-received Come Around Sundown album.

And, of course, they dig into their record boxes to choose amazing music by Ricky Skaggs, Tommy James & the Shondells, the Beach Boys, Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers.

Two members of the Kings of Leon share their musical milestones. First broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Lars Ulrich of Metallica shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Metallica are without doubt the biggest heavy rock band in the world - with a staggering 100 million albums sold worldwide and a fanbase that extends beyond the metal world and onto stadiums in nearly every territory of the planet

Lars Ulrich is the spokesman for the group he co-founded in 1980 with singer James Hertfield, and his character and jaw-dropping drumming style have propelled the band through nine albums and helped bring metal into the mainstream.

Here in a rare and characteristically articulate interview he discusses his childhood in his native Denmark, how a career in professional tennis was hijacked by a love of British heavy rock, the early days of Metallica in Los Angeles and the band's evolution from bars to clubs and arenas with the ground breaking Black Album.

He also chats about his passion for Ennio Morricone, Metallica's recent move into movie making with the film Through The Never, as well as his friendship with Noel Gallagher (Lars was once enlisted as an Oasis concert lighting man, after theirs fell ill!) and his huge passion for the music of Arctic Monkeys.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Laurie Anderson, the prolific American performance artist, composer, musician and writer chats in-depth to Matt Everitt about the pivotal musical moments that have shaped her life and career. As an electronic music pioneer Laurie has invented several devices from voice filters to the 'talking stick' which she has used in her many recordings and performance art shows.

Laurie began studying classical violin at the age of five and later performed with the Chicago Youth Symphony. She left her native Chicago and in 1972 obtained a masters degree in sculpture from Columbia University in New York City.

One of Laurie's early performance art pieces was 'Automotive' for which she orchestrated car horns and in 'Duets on Ice', she wore ice skates frozen in blocks of ice, playing a duet with herself on an altered violin, replacing the bow hair with pre-recorded audiotape and the strings with a tape head. The piece ended as soon as the ice melted. Laurie came to rely on a driving rock beat as a backdrop to many of her word-oriented pieces and she became widely known outside the art world in 1981 with the eight-minute long single "O Superman", which reached number two in the UK singles chart. The piece was part of a larger multimedia stage work 'United States I-IV' and was included on the album 'Big Science' in 1982.

Laurie has contributed music to films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme, curated the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall in 1997,and became NASA's first artist-in-residence in 2002. Laurie collaborated with the Kronos Quartet on ‘Landfall', inspired by Hurricane Sandy, which won a Grammy Award in 2018.

Beginning in the early 90s, Laurie was in a relationship with musician Lou Reed; they were married from 2008 until his death in 2013.

Laurie Anderson reveal the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped her life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Liam Gallagher talks to Matt Everitt about the music that has influenced him the most.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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As part of Sharon Horgan's Three Wise Women curation of 6 Music, she selects an episode of Matt Everitt's First Time in which he talks to American Grammy-winning songwriter, singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III about the first key musical moments in his career. Loudon has released over 26 albums to date, and is the father of Rufus and Martha, both of whom enjoy successful solo careers.

Sharon Horgan selects an episode of the First Time featuring Loudon Wainwright III.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt talks to Grammy-winning songwriter, singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Another chance to hear Marianne Faithfull discussing the music that changed her life.

Matt Everitt leads Marianne through a warm, engaging look at a career which has spanned five decades. She has worked with many great musicians including David Bowie and Dr. John, Blur and P J Harvey.

Marianne discusses the music she grew up with - including Chuck Berry and the Everly Brothers - and the way it influenced her solo work. She also covers her forays into country music, her love of jazz, and explains why she received a credit on the Rolling Stones' song Sister Morphine. The singer also talks about her past drug problems and the way that she has now made peace with difficult periods in her life.

First broadcast in May 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt leads Marianne through a warm, engaging look at a career which has spanned five decades. She has worked with many great musicians including David Bowie and Dr. John, Blur and P J Harvey.

Marianne discusses the music she grew up with - including Chuck Berry and the Everly Brothers - and the way it influenced her solo work. She also covers her forays into country music, her love of jazz, and explains why she received a credit on the Rolling Stones' song Sister Morphine. The singer also talks about her past drug problems and the way that she has now made peace with difficult periods in her life.

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Marilyn Manson shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

He recalls early passions (KISS, the Beatles' White Album and Xanadu by Olivia Newton John), how he rebelled against his strict religious education by stealing, selling then re-stealing his schoolmates' albums, and creating the character Marilyn Manson for a fake article while a teenage music journalist.

He also looks back on his career, from shock punk oddball to the rock superstar, who sold 7 million copies of his second album in 1996. Never shy of confronting his reputation, Manson also details his arrest and his experiences as a hate figure for the US media.

Marilyn Manson shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Martin Fry, frontman of iconic Sheffield band ABC, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

ABC emerged from the same Sheffield scene that had produced Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League and Heaven 17. Their debut album The Lexicon of Love was released in 1982, was produced by Trevor Horn and topped the album chart.

Martin talks about growing up in Sheffield and his memories of the music scene in the 80s, as well as his own musical influences.

First broadcast in 2012.

Martin Fry, frontman of ABC, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Mavis talks to Matt about the first key musical moments in her life and career to date.
She talks about her earliest experiences signing in church, the Staple Singers distinctive vocal and musical style, but also the racism and violence they faced touring in the late 50s and early 60s, especially in the American South. She also discusses her memories of performing for Martin Luther King; her father Pops was friends with him.

She talks about recording with The Band. The Staple Singers's version of The Weight that closes The Band live film The Last Waltz is regarded as one of the greatest pieces of music ever captured on celluloid. She discusses her more recent output, which has seen her collaborated with Benjamin Brooker and Wilko's Jeff Tweedy, who produced her most recent record If All I Was Was Black.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Another chance to hear Michael Stipe, then of R.E.M., discussing the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt.

Michael steered R.E.M. from the cult underground into the mainstream and set a precedent for alternative rock bands, opening the door for the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Radiohead.

Michael talks to Matt about the early songs that shaped his musical outlook (a love of Tammy Wynette, the Beatles and The Parent Trap soundtrack hints at the eclectism that would define his career); his close relationship with Patti Smith (who appeared on the last R.E.M. album Collapse Into Now); his desire to celebrate the concept of the album in a broken market.

First broadcast in April 2011.

Michael Stipe, then of R.E.M., discusses the musical milestones of his life in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Mick Fleetwood, drummer and the man who lent his name to his band Fleetwood Mac, one of the most successful and best-loved bands of all time, discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Mick looks back at his and the group's career and influences. He got started during the blues boom in London in the 60s, and achieved huge acclaim with the original Peter Green-led version of the Mac. Mick then presided over an ever-changing line-up that would develop in 1975 into the group that would create landmark albums such as Rumours, Tusk and Tango In the Night.

Mick talks honestly about his experiences helping steer his band through great success as well as tough times, involving drug abuse and breakdown of their relationships to their eventual reunion, He also picks some excellent tunes.

First broadcast in 2013.

Mick Fleetwood shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Mike Oldfield shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Moby20171203 (6M)Another chance to hear Moby sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in an interview first broadcast in 2011.

Moby gives Matt a candid interview crossing his entire career. He explains how he fell in love with music aged 3, why Brian Eno is his God, how the synthesizer and the Sex Pistols shaped his sound, why his multi-million selling album Play was a mistake and how he ended up playing Heroes on the acoustic guitar with David Bowie in his bedroom, and how he found himself playing New Order songs in a London piano bar with New Order, Ian McCulloch, Mick Jones and Bono.

Moby shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt interviews Nancy Sinatra.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt welcomes showbiz royalty to The First Time as he talks to Nancy Sinatra about the first key musical moments in her life and career to date.

With signature hit 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin' and the worldwide number one 'Somethin' Stupid' (a duet with her father Frank) she was given the honour of performing the title song for the James Bond film 'You Only Live Twice' in 1967. Nancy and her musical collaborator Lee Hazlewood went on to be became counter-culture icons.

In 2003 Quentin Tarantino brought their music to a new generation by using their cover of Cher's 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)' in the film 'Kill Bill'. And in 2004 the album 'Nancy Sinatra' was released, featuring an impressive mix of musicians influenced by her work including Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, U2, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and her former LA next door neighbour Morrissey, with each artist writing a song for Nancy to perform.

In this interview recorded back in 2015, and never before aired, Nancy talks about her childhood, her first steps into the music business and her friendship with Elvis Presley. We also hear what it was like to work with the legendary Frank Sinatra, Lee Hazlewood, and session band The Wrecking Crew.

Nancy Sinatra talks to Matt about the first key musical moments in her life and career

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Neil Hannon, of the Divine Comedy, talks to Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Neneh Cherry shares the musical milestones of her life with Matt Everitt in an episode of The First Time first broadcast in 2014.

Neneh recalls her remarkable musical journey from her birth in Sweden (into a family that included Sierra Leonean drummer Ahmadu Jah and legendary US jazz trumpeter Don Cherry) to a childhood in New York, where she was bounced on the knee Ornette Coleman.

She discusses her move to the UK to catch the tail end of punk rock, Poly Styrene from X-Ray Spex and her first bands including the Slits, the New Age Steppers and Rip Rig & Panic. She also talks about the success of her 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi, that famous appearance on Top of the Pops while seven months pregnant, her 2014 solo album Blank Project and collaborations with the likes of Youssou N'Dour, experimental jazz group the Thing and Damon Albarn's Gorillaz.

Neneh Cherry shares the musical milestones of her life programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Nick Mason shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Nick Mason shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Nick Mason shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt

Nitin Sawhney20210321 (6M)Nitin Sawhney chats in-depth to Matt Everitt revealing the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped this life and incredible career.

As a musician, composer, DJ and producer Nitin combines worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica, exploring themes such as multiculturalism, politics and spirituality. He has scored for and performed with countless orchestras, and collaborated with and written for a mind-blowing array of luminaries from Sir Paul McCartney to A.R. Rahmen, Brian Eno to Sinead O'Connor and Nelson Mandela to Cirque Du Soliel. He also has an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award and a CBE to his name.

Raised in Kent by first generation Indian-British parents, as a child Nitin studied piano, classical and flamenco guitar, sitar and tabla. After dropping out of university, he trained as an accountant until leaving his job as a financial controller to pursue a career in music. He moved to London, where he met up with old university friend Sanjeev Bhaskar and together they created the comedy team The Secret Asians. The pair were given a show on BBC Radio, which eventually grew into the award-winning TV sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. Refocusing on music, Nitin's solo career began in 1993, when he released his debut album, Spirit Dance on his own label. In 1999 Nitin released his breakthrough Gold-selling album, Beyond Skin, which gained him a Mercury Music Prize nomination and won him the coveted South Bank Show Award.

Nitin has released 20 albums and scored over sixty films. In this interview recorded in 2019 Nitin recalls his earliest musical memories, playing in a Van Halen tribute band, how he approaches composing film scores and his love of Ennio Morricone, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Joni Mitchell.

Nitin Sawhney reveals the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Noddy Holder, the former frontman of Slade and king of the Christmas single, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Slade formed from various groups in Wolverhampton and Walsall in 1965. It took them until 1971 to have their first hit. This started a consistent run that would include six UK No. 1 singles and three UK No. 1 albums. Noddy quit the band in 1992. Oasis, KISS, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash and Paul Weller have all paid their respects, even Kurt Cobain was a fan.

Noddy tells the stories behind some of Slade's biggest records, yes, including Merry Xmas Everybody.

Noddy Holder, formerly of Slade, shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Noel Gallagher shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

He remembers his first exposure to music including Irish acts such as Dermot Hegarty and Big Tom & the Mainliners, and the way football terrace anthems inspired him. Other early influences were The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and The Dammed plus his passion for the 'holy trinity' of The Smiths, Stone Roses and The Jam.

He looks back on the very first Oasis rehearsal 'mind-blowing' and the difficult birth of their debut album Definitely Maybe. He also recalls his visit to Paul McCartney's meditation bubble, what it's like becoming so famous that when you get a haircut it ends up on the front pages of the tabloids, as well as realizing that Oasis had reached the end of the road and his feelings about becoming a solo artist.

Noel Gallagher shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Noel Gallagher shares the musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

He remembers his first exposure to music (country and western and Irish bands such as Dermot Hegarty and Big Tom & the Mainliners) and the way football terrace anthems inspired him. He chats about the impact of the Sex Pistols, the Dammed, Leo Sayer (honestly) and his passion for the holy trinity of the Smiths, the Stone Roses and the Jam (and he may well mention the Beatles)

He also looks back on the very first Oasis rehearsal ("Mindblowing") and gig ("Great"), the difficult birth of their debut album Definitely Maybe and the all-important issue of what length your guitar strap should be. He also recalls his visit to Paul McCartney's meditation bubble, what it's like becoming so famous that when you get a haircut it ends up on the front pages of the tabloids ("the whole business is one huge joke"), as well as his realisation that Oasis had come to the end of the road and his feelings about stepping up to become a solo artist.

And, as you would expect, he's as charismatic, honest and funny as ever.

Noel Gallagher shares the musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Noel Gallagher shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Paul tells Matt about the first key musical moments in his life and career to date.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Paul Epworth20210307 (6M)Matt Everitt chats in-depth to record producer, musician, label-founder, re-mixer and songwriter Paul Epworth about the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life.

Paul's genre-hopping, award-winning career has seen him work with many of the world's biggest artists from Adele to Florence and The Machine, Rihanna to Maximo Park and Bloc Party to Sir Paul McCartney. He has won ‘Producer of the Year' at the Brit Awards three times, has a clutch of Grammy Awards, and an Oscar for 'Best Original Song' with ‘Skyfall' the theme to the James Bond film released in 2012.

He first came to prominence in 2004 with a quartet of critically acclaimed releases, including two Mercury Music Prize nominations in 'Silent Alarm' by Bloc Party and 'A Certain Trigger' by Maxïmo Park, the bulk of The Futureheads eponymous debut album (including the hit Kate Bush cover 'Hounds Of Love') and 'Capture/Release' by The Rakes, as well as singles by Babyshambles and The Long Blondes. He also wrote and produced tracks for British rapper Kano and Plan B.

In 2007 his production on the number one debut album 'Made of Bricks' by Kate Nash included a writing credit on the hit single 'Foundations' (for which he was nominated for an Ivor Novello songwriters award). In 2008, Epworth produced much of Sam Sparro's eponymous debut album which entered the UK album charts at number 4 and the Primal Scream single, 'Can't Go Back', along with the title track of their recent album Beautiful Future. Epworth also completed production duties on much of the new Bloc Party record 'Intimacy' and co-wrote and produced Friendly Fires track 'Jump In The Pool'.

Early 2009 saw Epworth co-writing and recording Jack Peñate's critically lauded second album 'Everything Is New' including the singles 'Tonight's Today' and 'Be the One'. He also co-wrote and produced tracks for Florence and the Machine's debut album 'Lungs', including the hit single 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)' along with the album tracks such as 'Howl' and 'Cosmic Love'. In February 2009 he won best newcomer at the inaugural Music Producers' Guild Awards. Collaborating with Adele on her album '21' in 2010 the pair co-wrote the worldwide number one single 'Rolling in the Deep'. Sir George Martin's ex tea boy was now one of the most in-demand producers on the planet, and went on to work with Coldplay, The Horrors, U2, James Bay, Jorja Smith and London Grammar, to name a few.

In September last year Paul released his own debut album 'Voyager', a concept album about space inspired by science fiction films. Voyager includes collaborations with Ishmael, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla Sign, Kool Keith and Lianne La Havas.

Record producer Paul Epworth chats in-depth about his award-winning, genre-hopping career

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Housemartins and Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton talks to Matt Everitt in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Paul Simon shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Paul Simon remains one of the most acclaimed and popular songwriters of all time. His first recording was released in 1958, but these days he rarely puts his craft under the spotlight and often avoids discussing his extraordinary back catalogue. However, in this special edition of The First Time, recorded in the lead-up to the release of his acclaimed album Stranger to Stranger, Paul discusses the songs (both his own and those by his heroes) that changed his life.

Paul remembers a childhood obsessed with "baseball, girls and rock 'n' roll", first meeting with Art Garfunkel, his time in the UK as part of the burgeoning and inspiring ealy '60s folk scene and the stories behind the writing and recording of some of Simon & Garfunkel's biggest songs.

He also discusses his approach to songwriting, the impact the phenomenal global and cultural success of his album Graceland had, and the making of the Stranger to Stranger album.

Paul Simon shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Paul Simon shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Paul Simon remains one of the most acclaimed and popular songwriters of all time. His first recording was released in 1958, but these days he rarely puts his craft under the spotlight and often avoids discussing his extraordinary back catalogue. However, in this special edition of The First Time, recorded in the lead-up to the release of his acclaimed album Stranger to Stranger, Paul discusses the songs (both his own and those by his heroes) that changed his life.

Paul Simon shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

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Paul Weller talks Matt through the seminal musical firsts of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Perry Farrell20190929 (6M)
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The Jane's Addiction frontman chats to Matt Everitt about the music that has shaped his life & the stories behind classic LP Ritual de lo habitual plus his latest LP Kind Heaven.

Perry talks about his early life in New York, the musical community and inspiration he found in 80s LA and how he dealt with the much-reported excesses that his lifestyle bred.

The Jane's Addiction frontman chats to Matt Everitt about the music that matters to him.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Pete Townshend, the Who's legendary guitarist and songwriter shares the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt.

Pete talks about meeting Roger Daltrey for the first time, his love of early swing, how Stevie Wonder was considered for the role of Tommy, and wild years of drugs and destruction while touring with the Who.

First broadcast in 2012.

Pete Townshend, the Who's guitarist and songwriter, shares his musical milestones.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Pete Townshend, the Who's legendary guitarist and songwriter shares the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt.

Pete talks about meeting Roger Daltrey for the first time, his love of early swing, how Stevie Wonder was considered for the role of Tommy, and wild years of drugs and destruction while touring with the Who.

First broadcast in 2012.

Pete Townshend, the Who's guitarist and songwriter, shares his musical milestones.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Philip Selway, Radiohead's drummer, shares his musical milestones. First broadcast 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt chats to the legendary soul singer who's collaborated with everyone from Mick Jagger, to Barry Gibb to The KLF to Primal Scream, in an astonishing five-decade career.

in The First Time...Matt Everitt presents in-depth, exclusive and revealing interviews with major artists revealing the pivotal moments and songs that shaped their lives.

Matt chats to the legendary soul singer about the pivotal moments that shaped her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

PP Arnold shares the musical milestones of her life. First broadcast in 2019.

in The First Time...Matt Everitt presents in-depth, exclusive and revealing interviews with major artists revealing the pivotal moments and songs that shaped their lives.

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Movie director Quentin Tarantino shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. Tarantino discusses his early love of Elvis Presley and the Partridge Family. Known for his strong film soundtracks for movies such as Pulp Fiction, Quentin also tells Matt his thoughts about the use of music in film, and how he goes about choosing a playlist to complement a script.

First broadcast in 2013.

Movie director Quentin Tarantino shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt talks to Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. about key first moments in the bands history, including their very first gig, release and TV performance. They reflect on the recording and impact of some of their albums, from the ground-breaking mid-80s releases Murmur and Reckoning, to the albums that sent them onto the world stage; Green, Out of Time and Automatic for the People. They discuss how they dealt with their fame, and the moment they eventually decided to end the band.

Matt talks to Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of REM about key first moments in the band.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Róisín Murphy, a two-time star of the 6 Music Festival, shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Róisín tells of her upbringing in a small town in Ireland amongst a very musical family that knew how to party. When she was 12 she moved to Manchester and she talks of how this opened her eyes. From there she moved to Sheffield and this is where she really started to find her own identity and crowd, mainly through her love of alternative music. She realised she didn't have to be part of the mainstream and try to fit in, instead she could, in her words, 'fit out'. In Sheffield she met DJ Parrot who has remained a key influence and producer in her musical career. This was when she discovered dance music, which became central to her musical career.

She recalls how her old band Moloko fell into place one step at a time, and how that pretty much encapsulates the band's career. She goes on to talk about meeting Matthew Herbert who produced her first solo album, and what an enormous help he was to her at that time.

R\u00f3is\u00edn Murphy, a two-time star of the 6 Music Festival, shares musical milestones in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Róisín Murphy, a two-time star of the 6 Music Festival, shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Róisín tells of her upbringing in a small town in Ireland amongst a very musical family that knew how to party. When she was 12 she moved to Manchester and she talks of how this opened her eyes. From there she moved to Sheffield and this is where she really started to find her own identity and crowd, mainly through her love of alternative music. She realised she didn't have to be part of the mainstream and try to fit in, instead she could, in her words, 'fit out'. In Sheffield she met DJ Parrot who has remained a key influence and producer in her musical career. This was when she discovered dance music, which became central to her musical career.

She recalls how her old band Moloko fell into place one step at a time, and how that pretty much encapsulates the band's career. She goes on to talk about meeting Matthew Herbert who produced her first solo album, and what an enormous help he was to her at that time.

R\u00f3is\u00edn Murphy, a two-time star of the 6 Music Festival. shares musical milestones in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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David Brent creator Ricky Gervais sits down with Matt Everitt to discuss his and Brent's musical influences and passions.

Ricky shares stories from his youth, about going to a record store for the first time and the impact it had on him. He talks of his first musical loves, including Roxy Music, Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel, and how The Old Grey Whistle Test was so important to him. And of course he tells of seeing Bowie for the first time.

He also discusses his short-lived new Romantic band Seona Dancing and their ultimate demise, plus his belief - as a director - in the genuine power of music. He shares his passion for Radiohead and discusses David Brent's soon-to-be legendary band Foregone Conclusion.... and reveals David Brent's favourite chord!

First broadcast in 2016.

Ricky Gervais shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Ringo Starr discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Ringo discusses his remarkable career - from the early days when his family inspired him to pick up the drumsticks, the influence of Radio Luxembourg and his very first performance with the Beatles; to Beatlemania, conquering the world and how the band's slow and painful break-up felt to an insider.

Ringo also discusses life after the Beatles, his solo career and his All-Starr Band in an interview first heard in September 2011.

Ringo Starr discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Robert shares the musical milestones of his life, and chat to Matt Everitt about his very earliest influences, the impact of early rock n roll and the emerging blues scene in the late 60s, that would see him partner up with the drummer John Bonham - and what happened when the pair of them became 50% of Led Zeppelin.
They discuss the fall out of that experience, but also his acclaimed collaboration with Alison Krauss and his band the Sensational Space Shifters.
First broadcast in 2017.

Robert shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Rod Stewart20130602 (6M)
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Rod Stewart shares the musical milestones that have helped shape his life and career.

Rod talks to Matt Everitt about his early musical passions - witnessing the earliest years of rock n roll. his obsessions with folk, soul, R&B and the emerging London blues boom that gave him his first job as a singer.

He also remembers his time with the Jeff Beck Group, and of course his memories of the Faces, which he describes as "A love affair between all of us".

First broadcast in 2013.

Rod Stewart shares the musical milestones that shaped his life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Roger Daltrey20180729 (6M)
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Rock god Roger Daltry tells us his First Times with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Rock god Roger Daltrey tells us his First Times with Matt Everitt.

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Roger McGuinn shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Queen drummer, Roger Taylor, discusses the musical milestones of his life. Presented by Matt Everitt and first broadcast in 2011.

Roger remembers the band's formative years as impoverished Hendrix obsessives, scratching around west London, the recording of their masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, being mistaken for a black American funk band when they released Another One Bites the Dust, their Live Aid performance, their precious talent (all four members have written Top 10 hits) and how he and the rest of the band dealt with the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991.

Queen's Roger Taylor discusses the musical milestones of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Roger Waters shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Roger Waters is a singer, songwriter and composer, who was a founder member of Pink Floyd, one of the most acclaimed and beloved British bands of all time. He helped lead the group in the creation of some of the best, biggest-selling and most ambitious albums in popular music history. He's also made his mark as a solo artist and currently holds the record for the highest grossing tour for a solo musician ever.

Roger remembers a youth obsessed with blues, jazz and R&B, and his early songwriting influences such as Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. He looks back at his relationship with his childhood friend Syd Barrett, who would join the Pink Floyd in 65. He recalls the post-Syd Floyd, the creation of Dark Side of the Moon and his uneasy relationship with the fame that followed. Roger also focuses on The Wall - the 1979 concept album inspired by that relationship -- and how he revisited the album in 2010 for his epic record breaking Roger Waters: The Wall tour, which also inspired a live album and a feature movie. He also talks about his famously acrimonious split from Pink Floyd, and, more positively, his new material.

Roger Waters shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Roger remembers a youth obsessed with blues, jazz and R&B, and his early songwriting influences such as Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. He looks back at his relationship with his childhood friend Syd Barrett, who would join the Pink Floyd in 65. He recalls the post-Syd Floyd, the creation of Dark Side of the Moon and his uneasy relationship with the fame that followed. Roger also focuses on The Wall - the 1979 concept album inspired by that relationship -- and how he revisited the album in 2010 for his epic record breaking Roger Waters: The Wall tour, which also inspired a live album and a feature movie. He also talks about his famously acrimonious split from Pink Floyd, and, more positively, his new material.

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Roisin Murphy shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Roisin tells of her upbringing in a small town in Ireland amongst a very musical family that knew how to party. When she was 12 she moved to Manchester and she talks of how this opened her eyes. From there she moved to Sheffield and this is where she really started to find her own identity and crowd, mainly through her love of alternative music. She realised she didn't have to be part of the mainstream and try to fit in, instead she could, in her words, 'fit out'. In Sheffield she met DJ Parrot who has remained a key influence and producer in her musical career. This was when she discovered dance music, which became central to her musical career.

She recalls how her old band Moloko fell into place one step at a time, and how that pretty much encapsulates the band's career. She goes on to talk about meeting Matthew Herbert who produced her first solo album, and what an enormous help he was to her at that time.

Roisin Murphy shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Ronnie Wood20190113 (6M)
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Matt Everitt chats to Ronnie Wood about his colourful life and career.

Hear about Ronnie's key musical moments, including his being captivated by the R&B explosion in London in the 60s, and his passion for Duke Ellington and Blues Incorporated.

Ronnie also gives in insight into his first band The Birds, working with Jeff Beck and the Faces, and his musical relationship with David Bowie.

Plus he reveals what it's really like being in The Rolling Stones, along with news of their next album, and gives his take on having one of the greatest rock star haircuts of all time.

Matt Everitt interviews Ronnie Wood about his life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Roy Harper20131110 (6M)
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In a programme first broadcast in 2013, Roy Harper shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt, including working with Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon and Bert Jansch.

Since his emergence in the mid-60s, Roy Harper has been regarded as an icon of British music - not for having huge success, but for his beautiful, poetic lyrics and his unique guitar playing.

With the likes of Bert Jansch and Davey Graham, Roy helped forge the British folk scene. In 1971 he recorded his classic Stormcock album, combining folk, jazz and rock in a way that's still inspiring people today.

Roy recalls his rebellious youth and obsession with skiffle that led to the folk clubs of Soho, his friendships with Jansch and a young Paul Simon, recording Stormcock, and his collaborations with Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin wrote a track called Hats Off To Harper.

He also details the story behind his classic When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease, the song that John Peel played when he announced on air that his friend and long-serving producer John Walters had died. Walters had been planning to play it at Peel's funeral.

Roy also talks frankly about his own personal battles with the music industry, the financial problems in the 80s that left him homeless, He discusses his remarkable comeback, which culminated with Man And Myth (his first studio album in 13 years) and how it feels to be cited as major influence by the likes of Johnny Marr, Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom.

Roy Harper shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Roy Wood shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Rufus Wainwright shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

They discuss the realities of being born into folk music royalty (he's the son of Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle) and a childhood totally surrounded my music. Rufus declares a love of 80s chart pop, and a passion for Nina Simone, Maria Callas and Judy Garland.

Rufus also talks about his own work, including the making of his acclaimed 1998 debut album, his experiences playing the New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall and how his intense relationship with his parents has affected his work.

Rufus Wainwright shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Shirley Manson20180304 (6M)
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Shirley Manson talks Matt through the key musical firsts of her life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Simon Le Bon20120722 (6M)
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Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon discusses pivotal musical moments with Matt Everitt and remembers how he dealt with fame at the height of the band's success.

Duran Duran met at art school in Birmingham in 1978 and became one of the most successful bands of the 80s, going on to sell 80 million records worldwide.

Simon remembers the band's wild party days, living with their sex symbol status, battling with the press about their pretty boy image and celebrates his enduring marriage to Yasmin.

First broadcast in 2012.

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon discusses his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Simon remembers the band's wild party days, living with their sex symbol status, battling with the press about their pretty boy image and celebrates his enduring marriage to Yasmin.

Sir Elton John20160124 (6M)
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Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

He's sold more than 250 million records worldwide, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, just behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

In an interview recorded as he prepared to release his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night, he looks back at his early ragtime influences and how that grew to become an obsession with playing piano and listening to albums. He also talks us through some of the remarkable musical moments in his life - such performing with John Lennon at his last ever show and staging Nina Simone's final concert. He also discusses how music helped him through his battle with drug addiction, his appetite for new music and his obsessive love for Blur, John Grant and New Order and whether he'll ever play the Glastonbury Festival.

Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

He's sold more than 250 million records worldwide, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, just behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

In an interview recorded as he prepared to release his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night, he looks back at his early ragtime influences and how that grew to become an obsession with playing piano and listening to albums. He also talks us through some of the remarkable musical moments in his life - such performing with John Lennon at his last ever show and staging Nina Simone's final concert. He also discusses how music helped him through his battle with drug addiction, his appetite for new music and his obsessive love for Blur, John Grant and New Order and whether he'll ever play the Glastonbury Festival.

Slash20120729 (6M)
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Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Slash talks about his youth in Stoke-on-Trent; how he fell in love with the sound of his signature Gibson Les Paul guitar; the early days of Guns N' Roses; what the debauched LA rock scene on the Sunset Strip was really like; and reflects on how a gang of punk rock kids with a seeming lack of morality became the biggest band in the world.

He also chats about the pressures of fame; the excess that accompanied Guns N' Roses' legendary two and half year long Use Your Illusion tour (still one of the biggest concert tours in history); his own long battles with drugs and drink; and his successful reinvention as a much-loved solo artist.

First broadcast in 2012.

Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash discusses his key musical moments. First broadcast in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Smokey Robinson20131124 (6M)
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Smokey Robinson discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Even amongst the ranks of the greatest songwriters of all time, few can claim to have genuinely changed the world. Smokey Robinson can, both as a member of The Miracles and a solo artist. He's sung, written and produced some of the greatest songs of all time - including I Second That Emotion, Tears of a Clown and The Tracks of My Tears. As vice-president at Motown for nearly thirty years, he shaped the style and sound of the label and helped the racial integration of popular music by achieving huge crossover success.

Smokey discusses his early life and formative musical influences, meeting Motown founder Berry Gordy and the enormous worldwide success that followed. He also discusses the challenges he faced in the segregated music industry of the time, and tells the stories behind some of his best loved songs.

He also talks openly about the problems he faced in the mid-80s (both professionally and his own battle with drugs) and his creative rebirth - providing an incredible insight into the man Bob Dylan called "America's greatest living poet".

Smokey Robinson discusses his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Anne Erin Clark, aka St Vincent, shares her musical milestones. First broadcast in 2018.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Stephen Malkmus20120909 (6M)
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Stephen Malkmus shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Stuart Murdoch20200927 (6M)Matt Everitt interviews Stuart Murdoch.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Stuart Murdoch Of Belle And Sebastian20200927 (6M)Stuart Murdoch, the frontman of indie pop collective Belle and Sebastian, talks to Matt about the first key musical moments in his life and career to date.

Belle and Sebastian were formed in Glasgow in 1994 by Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David, both of whom had enrolled at Stow College's Beatbox programme for unemployed musicians. Together, with music professor Alan Rankine (formerly of The Associates), they recorded some demos, which were picked up by the college's Music Business course that produces and releases one single each year on the college's label, Electric Honey. As the band had a number of songs already and the label was extremely impressed with the demos, Belle and Sebastian were allowed to record a full-length album 'Tigermilk', which was recorded mostly live over three days. The warm reception the album received inspired Murdoch and David to turn the band into a full-time project, recruiting Stevie Jackson (guitar and vocals), Isobel Campbell (cello/vocals), Chris Geddes (keys) and Richard Colburn (drums) to fill out the group. They signed with Jeepster in 1996 and recorded their second album 'If You're Feeling Sinister' to critical acclaim. By 1999 the band was awarded with Best Newcomer (for their third album) at the BRIT Awards, upsetting better-known acts such as Steps and 5ive.

In this episode, recorded back in 2013 and never before aired, Stuart talks about the song that haunted him after his first heartbreak, head-banging at his first gig at Ayr Pavillion, and his many influences including The Smiths and The Stone Roses. He also talks about the band's early days in Glasgow, cracking America, and working with production legend Trevor Horn. Stuart also talks to Matt about living with chronic fatigue syndrome and his Dad's honest appraisals of his songs.

Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch talks about the first key musical moments in his life

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tame Impala20190623 (6M)
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Matt Everitt talks to Kevin Parker about the pivotal songs that have shaped his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Terry Hall20131020 (6M)
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Specials frontman Terry Hall discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

As frontman of the Specials Terry Hall was totally at odds with other pop stars of the time. After leaving the band at the height of their fame in 1981 Terry went on to from Fun Boy Three and the Colourfield - before embarking on a career that's seen him work with Damon Albarn, Lily Allen, Sinead O'Connor and leap from style to style in way few artists do (or can). All while maintaining this deadpan sense of humour and his own unique vocal style.

Terry doesn't often do interviews, but in this show he talks about his early musical loves growing up in Coventry (Perky and Edith Piaf - which says a lot about him), the early days and huge success of the Specials and the in-fighting and pressures that led him to quit the band.

He also discusses his passion for Patti Smith and Easy Listening, working with Albarn as a member of Gorillaz and his experience suffering a breakdown and the reasons for getting the Specials back together for their triumphant gigs in 2008 and his plans to start writing songs again.

Specials frontman Terry Hall discusses his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Romy, Oliver and Jamie talk to Matt about the music and events that have shaped them.

Eleven years after the release of their debut album xx, the London trio reflect on growing up together, winning the Mercury Prize, their sudden rise to fame, learning to dance on stage, and what's coming up next for the band. First broadcast in 2019.

Romy, Oliver and Jamie talk to Matt about the artists and events that have shaped them.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Thurston Moore shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

He is undoubtedly one of the most influential guitarists in alternative music. Along with his band Sonic Youth, he pioneered the noise rock sound, taking the hardcore punk ethos and DIY ethic and creating a new sound and musical style. He is renowned for his unconventional approach to the guitar, using unorthodox tunings and unusual tools to prepare his instruments. The band developed a cult status over thirty years career, and many of their albums are regarded as classics. Since their split in 2011, Thurston has continued to write and record.

He discusses his earliest musical passions, the first record he owned and his first guitar. He also recalls the first Sonic Youth gig and key influences John Coltrane and Patti Smith. He talks about end of Sonic Youth and their 'hiatus' and his status as an avant garde master of the guitar.

Thurston Moore shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tom Morello20190106 (6M)
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Matt Everitt kicks off the new series with musician, actor and political activist, Tom Morello.

The one-time Rage Against the Machine guitarist and lyricist reveals what it was like being in the 90-00s rap metal band that set out to become the “political Led Zeppelin”, known for its power fusion of metal riffs, hip hop and impassioned lyrics.

Tom also gives an insight into the music and social environment that shaped his early life, his unique guitar playing, and when he first discovered that rock music could provide a real platform for protest.

He talks to Matt about the formation Rage Against The Machine, the internal dynamic that eventually led to the band splitting up, as well as his relationship with the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, with whom he formed Audioslave in 2001.

Plus Tom gives the low down on channelling his passion for protest into supergroups, such as Prophets of Rage, featuring members of RATM, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, along with news about this latest project, The Atlas Underground.

Matt kicks off the new series with musician, actor and political activist, Tom Morello.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt interviews Tom Morello.

Tom Morello shares his musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt.

In this episode, first broadcast in 2019, the musician, actor, activist and one-time Rage Against the Machine guitarist and lyricist reveals what it was like being in the 90-00s rap metal band that set out to become the “political Led Zeppelin”, known for its power fusion of metal riffs, hip hop and impassioned lyrics.

He also talks about the formation Rage Against The Machine, the internal dynamic that eventually led to the band splitting up, as well as his relationship with the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, with whom he formed Audiodlave in 2001.

Plus Tom gives the lowdown on channelling his passion for protest into supergroups, such as Prophets of Rage, featuring members of RATM, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, along with news about this latest project, The Atlas Underground.

Tom Morello shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2019.

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Tom Robinson shares the musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tony Allen20190908 (6M)
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Matt talks to the legendary Nigerian drummer about the music that has shaped his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Another chance to hear Matt Everitt talking to the legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen who passed away earlier in the year. Tony talks about the music that has shaped his life, and we find out about a career that spanned six decades, from playing with Fela Kuti in the sixties, right through to joining Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon as part of The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

Matt Everitt talks to legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen who passed away in April 2020.

Tony Visconti20190217 (6M)
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As part of 6 Music Loves Berlin weekend, Matt Everitt chats to acclaimed producer Tony Visconti about working with David Bowie on the Berlin album trilogy, plus other fascinating key musical moments from his life.

It's hard to underestimate Visconti's impact on the evolution of ground-breaking music, having worked his sonic magic on not only Bowie's records but for artists as diverse as T Rex, Badfinger, Iggy Pop, Thin Lizzie, Rick Wakeman, The Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ralph McTell, The Moody Blues, Sparks, Morrissey, Kaiser Chiefs, The Good, The Bad & The Queen (and many, many more).

In this candid chat, Visconti reveals – with the help of many a colourful anecdote - his musical upbringing in New York, his first band (and its terrible name), what drew him to producing, and how that career grew and grew. And hasn't stopped – including reuniting with Bowie for his final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar.

Listen out for tales of a mischievous Mick Jagger trying to sabotage Bowie's recording of The Lodger – the third in the Berlin trilogy. Plus Visconti transports us to the earlier scenes of creating Low and Heroes in the German city, revealing some of the secrets of how he and Bowie recorded those records, such as the singer's very last-minute approach to writing lyrics.

Other insights include Visconti's unusually friendly working relationship with Morrissey (despite reaching an impasse about meat eating). Also find out about Marc Bolan's unusual music-making techniques on a budget (it involves pliers), and what Visconti thinks about Nirvana's cover of The Man Who Sold the World.

And, of course, the super-producer reveals what it was like working on Bowie's final two albums – and how the latter, Blackstar, nearly became a full-on jazz record.

Matt Everitt chats to Tony Visconti about the key musical moments of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Toots Hibbert20190127 (6M)
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"Toots" Hibbert, the leader of the influential reggae/ska band Toots & the Maytals, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

In this in-depth interview Toots, one of the founding figures of reggae music, talks about the remarkable path his career has taken. Starting off with his earliest experiences of singing at church and in school in Jamaica, to making his own guitar and meeting other musicians in Kingston.

Toots recalls his time working in a barber shop, and has colourful tales of supporting the Who, winning a Grammy for Best Reggae Album and the band's 50th anniversary tour. First broadcast in 2018

'Toots' Hibbert shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2018.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Matt Everitt chats to "Toots" Hibbert, lead singer of reggae/ska band Toots & the Maytals, about the key musical moments of his life.

Starting off with his earliest experiences of singing at church and in school, to then making his own guitar and beginning to meet other musicians in Kingston.

Toots recalls his time working in a barber shop followed by colourful tales of supporting The Who, winning a Grammy for Best Reggae Album and the band's recent 50th anniversary tour.

Matt Everitt chats to "Toots" Hibbert about the key musical moments of his life.

Toots Hibbert - In Memory Of The Reggae Legend20190127 (6M)
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"Toots" Hibbert, the leader of the influential reggae/ska band Toots & the Maytals, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

In this in-depth interview Toots, one of the founding figures of reggae music, talks about the remarkable path his career has taken. Starting off with his earliest experiences of singing at church and in school in Jamaica, to making his own guitar and meeting other musicians in Kingston.

Toots recalls his time working in a barber shop, and has colourful tales of supporting the Who, winning a Grammy for Best Reggae Album and the band's 50th anniversary tour. First broadcast in 2018

'Toots' Hibbert shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2018.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tracey Thorn20180722 (6M)
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Tracey Thorn shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Trent Reznor20130825 (6M)
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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

The American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has led the industrial rock project Nine Inch Nails since 1988.

He's also ventured into the world of soundtracks with fellow composer Atticus Ross, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Score for their soundtrack to The Social Network.

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Wilko Johnson20130609 (6M)
20180106 (6M)
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In 2013 former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas.

In this emotional First Time with... Matt Everitt chats to the influential musician, reflecting on his death and why he has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

He looks back fondly at a life in music - growing up in Canvey Island, his band's influence on the roots of the British punk scene, and playing with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Wilko discusses the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

After this programme was first broadcast in 2013, Wilko underwent a pioneering nine hour procedure to remove the tumour and he has remained cancer-free since then.

Wilko Johnson discusses his musical milestones in an interview recorded in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Yoko talks recalls the first time she became aware of music and other key moments in her life and career, most notably when she first met John Lennon. Already an established avant garde artist, she had a profound effect on John Lennon's experimental and psychedelic work throughout the late 60s, both in the Beatles and later in collaboration with Yoko in the Plastic Ono Band.

Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Yoko talks recalls the first time she became aware of music and other key moments in her life and career, most notably when she first met John Lennon. Already an established avant garde artist, she had a profound effect on John Lennon's experimental and psychedelic work throughout the late 60s, both in the Beatles and later in collaboration with Yoko in the Plastic Ono Band.

Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Yoko talks recalls the first time she became aware of music and other key moments in her life and career, most notably when she first met John Lennon. Already an established avant garde artist, she had a profound effect on John Lennon's experimental and psychedelic work throughout the late 60s, both in the Beatles and later in collaboration with Yoko in the Plastic Ono Band.

Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

02Goldfrapp20100905 (6M)
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As part of the 6 Music Artist Collection on Goldfrapp, Alison and her musical partner Will Gregory share their musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt.

As Goldfrapp, the pair have been responsible for some of the most original and influential pop music in recent history - forming a blueprint for contemporary electro pop that has since become ubiquitous.

Matt traces the key moments in the duo's career - from Alison's formative years as a stage-struck singer with Orbital and Tricky, through to how the couple forged a musical marriage that blended Carmina Burana and Kraftwerk - and onto Alison's emergence as truly singular frontwoman - combining their music with a theatricality and visual flair rarely seen since Bowie's heyday.

First broadcast in 2011.

Alison Goldfrapp & Will Gregory share their musical milestones with Matt Everitt in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Alison Goldfrapp and her musical partner Will Gregory share their musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

As Goldfrapp, the pair have been responsible for some of the most original and influential pop music in recent history - forming a blueprint for contemporary electropop that has since become ubiquitous for everyone from Britney Spears and Girls Aloud to Madonna.

Matt traces the key moments in the duo's career - from Alison's formative years as a stage-struck singer with Orbital and Tricky, through to how the couple forged a musical marriage that blended Carmina Burana and Kraftwerk - and onto Alison's emergence as truly singular frontwoman - combining her music with a theatricality and visual flair that hadn't been seen since Bowie's heyday.

Matt Everitt talks to the formidable Alison Goldfrapp and her musical partner Will Gregory

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

02Laura Marling20210328 (6M)Laura Marling chats in-depth with Matt Everitt to reveal the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped her life and career.

A Brit award-winning artist, Laura has released seven albums to date, her first being 'Alas, I Cannot Swim' in 2008 and her most recent 'Song For Our Daughter' was released in April 2020 during the first lockdown. She has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2020, respectively.

In this interview Laura talks about her musical influences, from Bob Dylan to Joni Mitchell, Blake Mills to Dolly Parton and Captain Beefheart to Tom Waits.

BBC 6 Music celebrates its love of live music with a virtual festival this year including a brand-new performance from Laura. Also performing exclusively for 6 Music are Michael Kiwanuka, Bicep, Black Country New Road, Poppy Ajudha, Working Men's Club, Dry Cleaning, Nubya Garcia, and Shame. These sets from the virtual event will be available in full to watch on iPlayer and to listen to in BBC Sounds.

Laura Marling reveals the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped her life and career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Florence Welch shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

As the voice of and songwriter behind Florence & the Machine, she emerged from the grimy East London indie scene to become a full-blown international superstar with the release of her debut album Lungs in 2009 and its follow-up Ceremonials in 2011.

She remembers a fascination for the music of Disney's The Little Mermaid and how singing in church helped shape her musical tastes. She explains how fantasy and religious imagery inspired her creativity, as well as her obsessions with Eminem, Green Day, Nick Cave and the Corrs. She recalls the first Florence & the Machine appearance at Glastonbury ("I woke up in someone else's clothes"), how she dealt with three years of non-stop touring and the huge success that followed ("It's almost like I couldn't process it while it was happening") and the pressures and expectations that surrounded the recording of her third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Florence Welch shares her musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Manic Street Preachers discuss their musical milestones. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers discuss their musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2010.

In a wide ranging conversation they talk about their early days growing up in the Welsh town of Blackwood, their first musical influences and breakthrough as a band. They also discuss the issues they have faced including the still unexplained disappearance of their band-mate Richey Edwards in 1995, the creative challenges they have dealt with in their music and notable high points including their meeting with Fidel Castro during their 2001 concert appearance in Cuba.

As well as their own music the programme features a diverse playlist from artists including Black Sabbath, Diana Ross, The Clash and Neil Diamond.

James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers in conversation.

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Another chance to hear David Byrne talking about the musical milestones of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt meets Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain shares musical milestones. First broadcast in 2010.

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Mancunian maestro Johnny Marr shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. Inlcuding his first fumbled grapplings with a guitar and his initial, and crucial, meeting with Morrissey leading to the formation of the Smiths. The programme also explores his post-Smiths career and collaborations with the Pretenders, Electronic, Modest Mouse and the Cribs.

First broadcast in 2010 and repeated ahead of Johnny Marr's appearance at Glastonbury.

Johnny Marr shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0102Frank Black2010071820171101 (6M)
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Pixies frontman and solo artist Frank Black shares the musical milestones of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0103Yusuf / Cat Stevens2010072520171102 (6M)
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Matt Everitt examines the early years of Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, shares musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

0104Richard Hawley2010080120190712 (6M)
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The First Time With Richard Hawley,Matt Everitt in conversation with the Sheffield crooner

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0105Massive Attack's 3d2020053020100808 (6M)
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Matt Everitt in revealing conversation with Massive Attack's 3D. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Massive Attack's 3D shares his musical milestones, in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Massive Attack's 3D shares his musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Massive Attack's Robert '3D' del Naja shares his musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt. From early sound systems in Bristol to stellar collaborations, via the peak years of Trip-Hop. Featured tracks include Teardrop, Psyche, Unfinished Symphony and Safe From Harm plus music from The Beatles, Public Image Ltd. and The Clash. First broadcast in 2010.

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The Manic Street Preachers discuss their musical milestones. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0107Bill Drummond2010082220171106 (6M)
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The one-time manager, record label boss, popstar, musical terrorist, author and conceptual artist talks to Matt Everitt about his remarkable career.

Bill discusses all aspects of is extraordinary career to date. From guiding the Teardrop Explodes, to writing the definitive manual on getting a number one single, from creating then destroying Stadium Rave with the KLF to his now infamous burning of a million pounds, and onto his current attempts to deconstruct the way we experience and interact with music - and reinvent it in wholly remarkable and original ways.

This interview first broadcast in August 2010.

Bill Drummond talks to Matt Everitt about his remarkable career.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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0108Ian Brown2020062020100829 (6M)
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Continuing a season of the best of The First Time, Matt Everitt talks to Ian Brown, whose band The Stone Roses have announced a reunion.

Ian's swagger was certainly a big influence on Liam Gallagher and some argue that the band's 1989 album is the greatest debut of all time.

As well as the songs that defined his life, Ian discusses the making of that debut album, the break-up of the band and the breakdown of the relationship with his childhood friend and guitarist John Squire.

Ian also shares his memories of serving a four month prison sentence for air rage and his rebirth as a solo artist.

This programme first broadcast in August 2010.

Matt Everitt continues his First Time series by speaking to Ian Brown.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Ian Brown, the frontman of the Stone Roses, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Ian Brown, frontman of the Stone Roses, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

0109Alison Goldfrapp And Will Gregory.2020062720100905 (6M)
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Alison Goldfrapp and her musical partner Will Gregory share their musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

As Goldfrapp, the pair have been responsible for some of the most original and influential pop music in recent history - forming a blueprint for contemporary electropop that has since become ubiquitous for everyone from Britney Spears and Girls Aloud to Madonna.

Matt traces the key moments in the duo's career - from Alison's formative years as a stage-struck singer with Orbital and Tricky, through to how the couple forged a musical marriage that blended Carmina Burana and Kraftwerk - and onto Alison's emergence as truly singular frontwoman - combining her music with a theatricality and visual flair that hadn't been seen since Bowie's heyday.

First broadcast in 2011.

Matt Everitt talks to the formidable Alison Goldfrapp and her musical partner Will Gregory

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0110From 201020200704
0110Tori Amos2020070420120902 (6M)
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Tori Amos shares her musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt in 2012

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tori Amos shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt in 2012.

The American singer-songwriter and pianist, who has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, talks about her early musical influences, her love of Joni Mitchell and classical music. She also remembers being allowed to see Elton John for the first time, aged 11; her relationship with her father who was a minister and the way she dealt with the pressures of fame. She also reveals what, and who, inspires her to make music.

Tori Amos shares her musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt in 2012.

0111Bernard Sumner2020071120100919 (6M)
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New Order's Bernard Sumner remembers pivotal moments and music. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0111Gaz Coombes2020071120150412 (6M)
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Gaz Coombes shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Gaz Coombes shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Sometimes the perfect band comes along at the perfect time, a group that captures a moment in your life so well that you'll always have a place in your heart for them. If you were going to gigs or buying records during the 90s, Supergrass may be that band.

Following in the tradition of bands such as the Kinks, Buzzcocks or Madness who had a uniquely British take on pop, Supergrass released five great albums and a list of pretty much flawless singles, which have aged better than many of their peers. Their cartoon-ish image belied some great musicianship and songwriting.

Gaz talks about how digging though his uncle's record box led him to discover his early influences (Elvis, Neil Young, Dinosaur Jnr and the Smiths) and his first band, the Jennifers, who would morph into Supergrass, who were only 15 years old when they signed their record deal (Gaz's mum had to sign his contract for him).

He also looks back at Supergrass' breakthrough with singles such as Caught by the Fuzz, and how he feels about Alright (the song that in many ways defined the band's career), along with what caused their break-up in 2010, and if that reunion will ever happen. But there's also his solo career to cover, including the rather brilliant album Matador.

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Mark Ronson discusses the pivotal moments of his life in music. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0113Mark Everett (e From Eels)2020072520101003 (6M)
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Mark 'E' Everett of Eels shares the musical milestones of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0114John Lydon2010101020171113 (6M)
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Matt Everitt talks to John Lydon, from the Pistols to PIL and beyond.
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Tricky discusses the pivotal musical moments of his life. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0116Tim Burgess2010102420171115 (6M)
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Matt Everitt talks to singer Tim Burgess about the career of the Charlatans, one of the UK's best loved bands. Recounting their experiences weathering twenty years of trends and fashions - from baggy upstarts to classic rockers and LA experimentalists - and surviving the storms of fortune and tragedy. First broadcast in 2010.

The Charlatans' Tim Burgess talks about his career in one of the UK's best loved bands.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

AKA A Charlatan's Firsts

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

0117Neil Tennant2010103120171116 (6M)
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Neil Tennant discusses musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Matt Everitt in conversation with Evan Dando of The Lemonheads.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Evan Dando of the Lemonheads shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2010.

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Adam Ant reveals the musical milestones in his life, in conversation with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Adam was a key member in the nascent UK punk scene, before leading a band who eventually made him one of the biggest stars in the world - blending pop tunes with a punk sensibility and an inspired image that was part Byronic hero, part Beau Brummell and part Highwayman.

Matt Everitt speaks frankly to the man once known simply as Stuart Goddard, about the birth of punk, his emergence to become probably the most recognisable and successful major solo pop star of the early 80s, his spectacular and tragic fall from grace, and how he's been tackling Asperger's syndrome to return to the stage and recording studio.

Adam Ant reveals the musical milestones in his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Another chance to hear Adam Ant discussing pivotal musical moments in his life with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Adam was a key member in the nascent UK punk scene before leading a band who eventually made him one of the biggest stars in the world - blending pop tunes with a punk sensibility and an inspired image that was part Byronic hero, part Beau Brummell and part Highwayman.

Another chance to hear Adam Ant discussing pivotal musical moments in his life.

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Bob Stanley of St Etienne discusses his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

02Debbie Harry20110410 (6M)
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From their early days as part of the CBGBs scene in New York in the late 70's - it was obvious Blondie were a new kind of band. They absorbed influences such as Warhol, '50s Americana and '60s girl group pop with the rough edges of their new wave contemporaries. Fronting the band was Debbie Harry - sounding and looking smarter, cooler, more beautiful and charismatic than any other singer in any other band around.

On this week's First Time, Matt Everitt speaks to Debbie about Blondie's early career developing alongside CBGBs bands the Ramones, Talking Heads and Television, the pressures that came with the band's enormous fame (and her place as the focal part of that), the management problems that dogged Blondie's history, her strong views on the role of women in rock and her dislike of being called 'an icon'.

First broadcast in 2011.

Blondie's Debbie Harry discusses the musical milestones of her life with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

02Mick Jones20110515 (6M)
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Mick Jones of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite discusses the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Many people consider the Clash the greatest band of all time - they took the spirit and anger of the Sex Pistols and combined it with an idealism and passionate political righteousness that's never been matched. They broke the mould of punk, by finding international success, absorbing a host of different influences and in doing so, producing a collection of great albums in their decade-long career - a collection that includes at least one genuine classic in London Calling.

At the helm of the band were the late great Joe Strummer - and this week's guest on The First Time, Mick Jones.

Mick talks Matt through his years with The Clash - the birth of their gang mentality, their love of musical experimentation and his eventual split from the group (something which clearly still smarts), while also looking back on his early life as a rock 'n' roller (even though his first musical memory was the Coldstream Guards) and the formation of the groundbreaking Big Audio Dynamite, as well as his work as a producer with bands including the Libertines and his experiences as a member of Damon Albarn's supergroup Gorillaz.

First broadcast in 2011.

Mick Jones discusses the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Mick Jones of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite discusses the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt.

Mick Jones of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite discusses the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

At the helm of the band were the late great Joe Strummer - and this week's guest on The First Time, Mick Jones.

Mick Jones discusses the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

02Ray Davies20110403 (6M)
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Ray Davies of the Kinks shares the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt.

Ray Davies is arguably one of the greatest songwriters that England has ever produced. His catalogue of songs helped define whole eras of British cultural life, and the legendary songs he recorded with the Kinks reflected, celebrated and critiqued the concept of Englishness in a way that no pop band had ever done before.

Ray discusses a childhood dominated by a love of Mississippi blues, the difficult relationship with his brother - Kinks guitarist Dave, and the infighting which caused the band to be banned from the US. This led to Ray focusing on the idea of Britishness and inspired some of his finest work.

Ray also discusses the writing of proto-rock anthem You Really Got Me, the controversial (at the time) cross dressing epic Lola and, quite possibly, one of the greatest pop songs ever written - Waterloo Sunset.

First broadcast in April 2011.

Ray Davies shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in April 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

First broadcast in April 2011.

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Brett Anderson from Suede shares the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Blur and Oasis may have ridden the Britpop wave to a place in the popular consciousness, but Suede made it possible. Before Suede, the UK music scene was largely in the grip of post-grunge Americana. It was Brett Anderson's band who wrestled back dominance, trading freely on the glamour of Bowie, the sexual ambiguity of the Smiths and the passion for pop of both.

Suede's Brett Anderson shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Brett Anderson from Suede discusses his musical first with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Blur and Oasis may have ridden the Britpop zeitgeist to a place in the popular consciousness - but Suede made it possible. Before Suede, the UK music scene was largely in the grip of post grunge Americana - it was Brett Anderson's band who wrestled back dominance and gave people a reason to be proud of their musical heritage - trading freely on the glamour of Bowie, the sexual ambiguity of the Smiths and the passion for pop of both.

Brett Anderson from Suede discusses his musical firsts. First broadcast in 2011.

Whilst Blur and Oasis may have ridden the Britpop wave to a place in the popular consciousness, Suede had already paved the way for their successes. Before Suede the UK music scene of the early 1990's was in the grip of post-grunge Americana. It was Brett Anderson's band who wrestled back dominance, trading freely on the glamour of Bowie, the sexual ambiguity of the Smiths and their widespread appeal. Featured Suede tracks include Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey, Beautiful Ones and The Wild Ones whilst Brett recalls the artists who influenced his own music. These include The Sex Pistols, The Cult, The Smiths and T. Rex.

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Another chance to hear Alice Copper sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

The image of Alice Cooper as a cartoon-ish Halloween schlock rocker is one that the 63 year old Vincent Damon Furnier has worked had to establish, but his real musical and cultural impact is often ignored.

His band emerged from the Detroit garage rock scene of the mid 60s alongside the MC5 and Iggy & the Stooges and he can lay claim to helping inspire punk as much as either of those revered acts (it's no coincidence his track Eighteen was sung by Johnny Rotten at his audition for the Sex Pistols). But Alice also helped develop the idea of the rock concert as theatre - employing theatrical imagery and stagecraft way before Bowie picked up the pan stick.

In 2011, Matt Everitt spoke to Alice about his early years, how he developed his showmanship, and the massive international success that followed albums such as Welcome to my Nightmare and School's Out - albums that turned him into a household name. With typical grace and humour, Alice also discusses his battles with alcoholism, his creative rebirth with a cameo in Wayne's World, and his life as a born-again Christian - an interesting contradiction considering the characters he portrays and the battles he's endured with moral crusaders.

And, of course, we talk about his current addiction... golf (he plays six days a week off a handicap of two).

Another chance to hear Alice Cooper sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Another chance to hear Alice Cooper sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

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Another chance to hear Brian Wilson sharing his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

The creative force of the Beach Boys, a great American composer and one of popular music's true legends discusses his early influences, his experiments with recording music on a tape machine aged just 16, the huge difficulties he had creating masterpieces such as Good Vibrations and the Beach Boys' great lost album Smile (which was released 44 years after the original recordings) and how drugs influenced his work and then, sadly, forced his withdrawal from music.

While his fragile mental state does make Wilson a sometimes hesitant interviewee, his humour and passion for music still shine through. This interview was first broadcast in October 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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DJ Shadow shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in an interview first broadcast in 2011.

DJ Shadow discusses the music he first heard as a child, how a West Coast boy was so attracted by the New York hip hop, beat box, break dance & graffiti scene. He also remembers working with James Lavelle and his releases on Mo' Wax, including his record-breaking Entroducing album, and what it was like going from bedroom DJ to working with world-class artists.

DJ Shadow shares his musical milestones in an interview first broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Ringo Starr discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Ringo discusses his remarkable career - from the early days when his family inspired him to pick up the drumsticks, the influence of Radio Luxembourg and his very first performance with the Beatles, to Beatlemania, conquering the world and how the band's slow and painful break-up felt to an insider.

Ringo also discusses life after the Beatles, his solo career and his All-Starr Band in an interview first heard in September 2011.

Ringo Starr discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Ringo Starr discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Ringo Starr discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Ringo discusses his remarkable career - from the early days when his family inspired him to pick up the drumsticks, the influence of Radio Luxembourg and his very first performance with the Beatles; to Beatlemania, conquering the world and how the band's slow and painful break-up felt to an insider.

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Robbie Robertson shares the musical milestones of his life in an interview with Matt Everitt first broadcast in 2011.

Robbie Robertson's music is woven through American cultural history in a remarkable way - and he's rightly seen as something of a creative godhead in the US and his home country of Canada. In this episode of The First Time, Robertson gives a rare interview and discusses his childhood and the influence of his combined Mohawk and Canadian parentage, becoming the precocious guitarist in the Hawks at the dawn of the 60s and his bond with the early rock n roll scene, as it swept across the world.

And happily - for someone who has often distanced himself from his past - Robertson also talks about his time as a key member and songwriter with the Band - one of the greatest groups in music history; responsible for the legendary Songs From Big Pink album and whose authentic, folk and country-influenced music, shifted the psychedelic flamboyance of the late 60s scene into a more soulful direction.

Robertson also recalls the Band backing Bob Dylan on his first electric tour, which caused huge shock waves, even prompting cries of 'Judas' in Europe.

Now a well-respected solo artist, Robertson chats about his role as a music director for Martin Scorsese, a role he's enjoyed since the 80s, working on Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, The Departed and Shutter Island.

Robbie Robertson shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Robbie Robertson shares the musical milestones of his life in an interview with Matt Everitt first broadcast in 2011.

Robbie Robertson's music is woven through American cultural history in remarkable way - and he's rightly seen as something of a creative godhead in the US and his home country of Canada. In this episode of The First Time, Robertson gives a rare interview and discusses his childhood and the influence of his combined Mohawk and Canadian parentage, becoming the precocious guitarist in the Hawks at the dawn of the 60s and his bond with the early rock n roll scene, as it swept across the world.

Robertson also recalls the Band backing Bob Dylan on his first electric tour, which caused huge shock waves, even prompting cries of "Judas" in Europe.

Now a well-respected solo artist, Robertson chats about his role as a music director for Martin Scorsese, a role he's enjoyed since the 80s, working on Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, The Departed and Shutter Island.

Robbie Robertson shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

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As part of our Wise Women programming Zawe Ashton has raided the BBC archives to choose an episode of Matt Everitt's First Time series that sees him delving into the mind of Björk and finding out what makes this unique Icelandic artist tick.

Publicly and critically acclaimed, Björk has 13 Grammy Awards nominations, one Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards to her name, but it's her ability to use her distinct singing voice as an instrument to craft unique melodies that has won her millions of fans over the world.

Björk talks Matt Everitt through the her remarkable career. She discusses first falling in love with music after being fascinated by the artwork of her parents' collection of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa LPs, recording her debut album aged just 11, forming the Sugarcubes, working with Thom Yorke and what inspires her to return to the studio and the stage.

First broadcast in September 2011.

Bj\u00f6rk discusses her musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Another highlight of Matt Everitt's First Time series sees him delving into the mind of Björk and finding out what makes this unique Icelandic artist tick.

Björk talks Matt Everitt through the her remarkable career. She discusses first falling in love with music after being fascinated by the artwork of her parents' collection of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa LPs, recording her debut album aged just 11, forming the Sugarcubes, working with Thom Yorke and what inspires her to return to the studio and the stage.

Over the past 25 years Björk has been nominated for 15 Grammy, one Oscar and two Golden Globe Awards, but it's her ability to use her distinct singing voice as an instrument to craft unique melodies that has won her millions of fans over the world.

In this 2011 conversation Björk recalls first falling in love with music after being fascinated by the artwork of her parents' collection of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa albums, recording her debut album aged just 11, forming the Sugarcubes, working with Thom Yorke and what inspires her creativity.

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Another chance to hear Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips discussing his key musical moments and songs that shaped his life and career with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2012.

Coyne was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and formed the band in 1983 with brother Mark and Michael Ivins.

They've since released thirteen studio albums and their incendiary live shows are the stuff of legend, Wayne normally making his entrance onstage inside a bubble and floating across the audience.

Wayne talks about his musical childhood and youth growing up in Oklahoma, his seminal experience seeing The Who in 77, finding fame with The Flaming Lips, and the battles with drugs that the band has had to deal with, alongside his philosophies about psychedelics, his love of (and working with) Yoko Ono, the genius of Pink Floyd and his ideas about the inclusive nature of music.

Another chance to hear Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips discussing his key musical moments.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Wayne talks about his musical childhood and youth growing up in Oklahoma, his seminal experience seeing The Who in 77, finding fame with The Flaming Lips, and the battles with drugs that the band has had to deal with, alongside his philosophies about psychedelics, his love of (and working with) Yoko Ono, the genius of Pink Floyd and his ideas about the inclusive nature of music.

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Another chance to hear Sinéad O'Connor discussing her key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

She also talks about her issues with mental health, how, when she tore up the photo of the pope on US television, she was wearing the dress Sade wore at Live Aid and living with success after Nothing Compares 2 U became a hit.

First broadcast in 2012.

Another chance to hear Sin\u00e9ad O'Connor discussing her musical milestones in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Sin\u00e9ad O'Connor discusses her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in 2012.

Sinéad O'Connor discusses the musical milestones of her life with Matt Everitt featuring Bob Dylan, John Lennon, David Bowie and Curtis Mayfield. She also talks about her issues with mental health, the night she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul 2 live on US television, and living with success after Nothing Compares 2 U became a worldwide hit. First broadcast in 2012.

Sinéad O'Connor discusses the musical milestones of her life with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2012.

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Shaun Ryder shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Shaun Ryder, frontman of Happy Mondays and Black Grape, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2017.

Matt asks about Shaun's earliest musical passions - the Beatles, Bowie, and Buzzcocks and about his first meeting with Factory Records supremo Tony Wilson who played a pivotal role in steering Shaun's band Happy Monday's to great success.

They discuss the creation of the albums that spawned songs like Step On, Hallelujah, Loose Fit and 24 Hour Party People (and talk about that movie), his triumphant return with Black Grape and his later work with the reformed Happy Mondays.

Matt asks about Shaun's earliest musical passions - the Beatles, Bowie, and Buzzcocks and about his first meeting with Tony Wilson, who would help steer Shaun's band Happy Monday's to great success.

They discuss the creation of the albums that spawned songs like Step On, Hallelujah, Loose Fit and 24 Hour Party People (and talk about that movie) and his triumphant return with Black Grape.

Shaun also discusses his battles with drug abuse and how accepting his role as a national treasure has breathed new life into both the Mondays and the newly reformed Black Grape.

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Richard Hawley shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2010.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Richard Hawley shares his musical milestones, in conversation with Matt Everitt - from folk clubs to stadium rock via pubs, planes and plectrums. Featuring songs from Richard's solo career plus his early work with the groups Treebound Story and The Long Pigs as well as tracks from Pulp, The Pretenders, Elbow and Santo and Johnny. First broadcast in 2010.

Matt Everitt is in conversation with Sheffield crooner Richard Hawley.

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Matt Everitt talks to Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from Portishead about earliest musical influences, first albums they bought, first gigs they went to and the '94 debut 'Dummy'.

They also discuss Adrian's past as a session guitarist and Geoff's as a drummer, engineer and producer with a deep passion for hip hop and an understanding of sampling. The band's refusal to engage with the traditional music industry, having a bandmate, Beth Gibbons, who never speaks to the media and the covert, political heart of the group.

Matt Everitt talks to Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from Portishead.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

AKA 90s: Geoff Barrow And Adrian Utley

Matt Everitt talks to Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from Portishead about the music and moments that have defined them. They reveal a truly diverse range of influences that includes Cameo, Massive Attack, the Edgar Broughton Band, Lalo Schifrin and Barry Gray's theme from Thunderbirds. All of these have found their way to their own painstakingly crafted works created for Portishead and the three highly acclaimed albums they have released since their 1994 debut with Dummy, continuing with Portishead (1997) and Third (2008).

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The great Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff shares his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Cliff, star of the film The Harder They Come, shares his key musical moments in conversation with Matt Everitt. They discuss his early influences growing up in Jamaica before his move to London in 1965 at the prompting of Island Records supremo Chris Blackwell. He also talks about his development as a songwriter and staying the course in a career that now stretches back over 50 years.

The featured music includes Wonderful World Beautiful People, Vietnam, Wild World and The Harder They Come as well as tracks from The Rolling Stones, Fats Domino, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon. First broadcast in 2012.

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Another chance to hear Tori Amos talking to Matt Everitt in 2012.

The American singer-songwriter and pianist, who has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, talks about her early musical influences, her love of Joni Mitchell and classical music. She also remembers being allowed to see Elton John for the first time, aged 11; her relationship with her father who was a minister and the way she dealt with the pressures of fame. She also reveals what, and who, inspires her to make music.

Matt Everitt talks to American singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Tori Amos shares the musical milestones of her life in conversation with Matt Everitt in 2012.

Tori Amos shares her musical milestones in conversation with Matt Everitt in 2012.

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DJ Norman Cook shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt.

Norman talks about how his love of the punk ethic of DIY influenced his music making, from its origins with the Housemartins, through to his meteoric rise to superstar DJ Fatboy Slim.

First broadcast in 2012 and repeated ahead of Norman's appearance at Glastonbury this year.

DJ Norman Cook shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2012.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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Emily Eavis discusses the moments and songs that have shaped her life and career with Matt Everitt.

Emily is co-organiser of the Glastonbury Festival and is the youngest daughter of the festival's founder and organiser Michael Eavis.

Emily chats to Matt about her life growing up in the Glastonbury family, the music that inspired her, and shares her memories of the festival through the years.

First broadcast in 2013.

Emily Eavis, the Glastonbury Festival organiser, shares her musical milestones in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

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David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and television director and creator of Twin Peak, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career.

Lynch is also a musician, having helped create the music for many of his movies (he wrote the lyrics to the Twin Peaks theme - Falling sung by Julee Cruise) as well as solo albums such as The Big Dream - a record as hypnotic and disturbingly beautiful as his films.

In a rare interview, recorded in 2013, Lynch speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences (Chopin and the sound of B36 bombers flying over his childhood home), his passion for Elvis and early rock 'n' roll, directing David Bowie, his love of jazz, how he creates his own unique music and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 classic single, which would never sound the same again.

David Lynch discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and television director and creator of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career.

In a rare interview, recorded in 2013, Lynch speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences (Chopin and the sound of B36 bombers flying over his childhood home), his passion for Elvis and early rock 'n' roll, directing David Bowie, his love of jazz, how he creates his own unique music and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 classic single, which would never sound the same again.

David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and creator of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career. He is also a musician, having helped create the scores for many of his films as well as performing on albums including The Big Dream.

In this rare interview recorded in 2013, David speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences, an eclectic mix which included Oh My Darling Clementine and Mahler Symphony No. 5, his passion for Elvis Presley, directing David Bowie, creating his own music, and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 recording, a song which would never sound the same again.

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Peter Gabriel shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Every so often a visionary musical artist manages to steer their path into the mainstream and change the way people regard rock stars, and then use their influence to help widen popular culture. Peter Gabriel is one of those musicians.

In an rare in-depth interview Peter talks about the remarkable path his career has taken. Starting off with his earliest musical influences, he chats about his time with much-loved 70s prog rockers Genesis, with whom he introduced new levels of theatricality into the rock world, his own idiosyncratic solo career, from it's avant-garde beginnings through to his world-conquering So album, which included huge groundbreaking hits such as Sledgehammer.

He also chats with typical passion and surprising self-deprecation about launching the Womad festival, his championing of world music and his work as renowned political campaigner.

Peter Gabriel talks to Matt Everitt about the key musical moments of his life.

Interviews with major artists revealing the moments and songs that shaped their careers.

Peter Gabriel shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Every so often a visionary musical artist manages to steer their path into the mainstream and change the way people regard rock stars, and then use their influence to help widen popular culture.Peter Gabriel is one of those musicians.

Peter Gabriel talks to Matt Everitt about the key musical moments of his life.