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Giorgio Moroder20190716 (6M)
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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.

James Murphy20190715 (6M)
20141116 (6M)

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.

Janelle Monae20190714 (6M)
20180701 (6M)

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.

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

Jean Michel Jarre20190717 (6M)
20151004 (6M)

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.

Noel Gallagher20190708 (6M)
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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 his musical milestones in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

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

PP Arnold20190707 (6M)

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.

Roger Waters20190724 (6M)
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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.

Shaun Ryder20190709 (6M)
20170115 (6M)

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 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.

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.

Yoko Ono20190731 (6M)
20160717 (6M)

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.

010420190712 (6M)
20100801 (6M)

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.

0108Ian Brown20190707 (6M)
20100829 (6M)

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.

0109Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.20190713 (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.

0116A Charlatan's firsts20190710 (6M)
20101024 (6M)

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.

03Bjork20190711 (6M)
20110911 (6M)

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.

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.

0401Wayne Coyne20190714 (6M)
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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.

0407Jimmy Cliff2012082620190331 (R2)

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.

0601David Lynch20190706 (6M)
20131013 (6M)

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.