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Bobby Gillespie20180220 (6M)

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

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.

Janelle Monae20180701 (6M)

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

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

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

Jeff Lynne20180224 (6M)

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

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.

Joan As Police Woman20180225 (6M)

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

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.

Mike Oldfield20180306 (6M)

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

Paul Banks Of Interpol20180211 (6M)

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

Paul Simon (6M)

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 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 Weller

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

Roisin Murphy20180221 (6M)

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

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.

Roy Wood20180305 (6M)
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Roy Wood shares his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

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

Rufus Wainwright20180226 (6M)

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

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.

Shirley Manson20180304 (6M)

Shirley Manson talks Matt through the key musical firsts of her life.

The First Time With Loudon Wainwright Iii20150405 (6M)
20171226 (6M)

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.

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.

Thom Yorke20180311 (6M)
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke shares his musical milestones. First broadcast in 2017.

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

0408Tori Amos20120902 (6M)
20171225 (6M)

Matt Everitt talks to American singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos.

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

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.

0412Paul Heaton20120930 (6M)
20171221 (6M)

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.

06Terry Hall20180111 (6M)

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

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.