Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge.

Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....

Episodes

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1964: Brian Epstein2011030120160819 (6M)
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Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

"

"Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009."

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

1964: Brian Epstein20170728Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

"Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

"Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.
It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered The Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009 and repeated as part of the Loud and Proud season.

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1973: Pete Townshend2011030220161005 (6M)
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Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman, the show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the mods.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman, the show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman, the show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

"Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman, the show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the mods.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

"

"Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman, the show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the mods.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

"

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

1977: Blondie2011092920161007 (6M)
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To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics.

Marc travels back to 1977 with an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

Marc travels back to 1977 with an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics.

Marc travels back to 1977 with an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

"To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, a chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics.

Marc travels back to 1977 with an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

"

"Marc travels back to 1977 with an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme. The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also talks about working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Chris Stein also talks about where he sees the band heading, their songs and lyrics."

1993: Ian Gillan2011093020130502 (6M)
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"Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple bandmate Ritchie Blackmore.

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Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple bandmate Ritchie Blackmore.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple bandmate Ritchie Blackmore.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple bandmate Ritchie Blackmore.

"Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

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In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore."

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - revisiting a 1993 interview with Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

blondie

A chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme.

The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also remembers working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Chris Stein also talks about where he sees Blondie heading, their songs and lyrics.

"

The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also remembers working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Chris Stein also talks about where he sees Blondie heading, their songs and lyrics.

"

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Marc travels back to 1977 for an archive interview with Blondie.

A chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme.

The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also remembers working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Chris Stein also talks about where he sees Blondie heading, their songs and lyrics.

"Marc travels back to 1977 for an archive interview with Blondie.

A chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme.

The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also remembers working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Chris Stein also talks about where he sees Blondie heading, their songs and lyrics.

"

Marc travels back to 1977 for an archive interview with Blondie.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

A chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme.

The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also remembers working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Chris Stein also talks about where he sees Blondie heading, their songs and lyrics.

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A chance to travel with Marc Riley back to 1977 and an archive interview with Blondie by John Tobler for Radio 1's 'Rock On' programme.

The interview (recorded prior to any chart success in the UK) includes Debbie talking about her previous jobs as a waitress, bunny girl and secretary with the BBC in New York. She also remembers working at Max's Kansas City during the time of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Chris Stein also talks about where he sees Blondie heading, their songs and lyrics.

Marc travels back to 1977 for an archive interview with Blondie.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

Boy George And Tom Waits20121030Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley replays interviews with Boy George and Tom Waits.

Boy George And Tom Waits20131206Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Boy George and Tom Waits

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Boy George and Tom Waits."

"Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Boy George and Tom Waits"

David Bowie And Bono2012110220180119 (6M)Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight David Bowie and Bono.

Marc Riley replays interviews with David Bowie and Bono.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

Iggy Pop And Marvin Gaye2012022420121101Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

"Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye."

Keith Richards2013050120140211 (6M)
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"Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

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Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time..

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time..

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

"Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.

"

"Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates' interview with Keith Richards.

Including insight into the relatinoship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time."

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit an interview with Keith Richards.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.
Including insight into the relationship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit Simon Bates of Radio 1's interview with Keith Richards.
Including insight into the relationship between Richards and Mick Jagger at this time, his lifestyle and working with John Lee Hooker. The programme also includes contributions from Robert Sandall with his observations on Richards at that time.

Marc travels back to 1992 to revisit an interview with Keith Richards.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

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Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

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Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols. John Tobler spoke to Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious for the 'Rock On' programme. Sid Viscious answers questions on the band's debut album whilst enjoying something to eat. Johnny Rotten talks about the songs that he really doesn't care about and his objections to bootleg recordings.

the Police2013050920140214 (6M)"Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'.

Marc Riley dips into the BBC archives and unearths an interview with The Police.

Marc Riley dips into the BBC archives and unearths an interview with The Police."

The Police2013050920140214 (6M)Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'.

Marc Riley dips into the BBC archives and unearths an interview with The Police.

"Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'.

"

"Marc Riley dips into the BBC archives and unearths an interview with The Police.

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with The Police. David Jensen recalls meeting the band while Stewart Copeland talks about finding Sting, the band's first gig in Cardiff, working with Francis Ford Coppola and Sting's appearance in the film 'Dune'."

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Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

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Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.
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"Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

"

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Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

"Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

"

"Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC's archives and unearths a 1977 interview with The Ramones.

They discuss the punk movement in the USA, their UK audience and their lyrics."

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.

The Ramones20170714Marc Riley delves into the BBC archives and unearths a 1977 interview with the Ramones.
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Marc Riley unearths a 1977 interview with The Sex Pistols.

Rewind with Marc Riley.

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Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

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Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive.Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive. Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive.Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews from the BBC archive.Tina Turner talks about exploiting sexuality in her performance and Captain Beefheart disc painting and non-Bob Dylan poetry.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

Marc Riley introduces archive interviews with Tina Turner and Captain Beefheart.

Marc Riley introduces interviews form the BBC archive.

01Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine

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01Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine, Brian Epstein20090707
01Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine, Brian Epstein20090707Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge. Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....

Programme 1 - Brian Epstein

In our first episode we travel back to witness the year that Nelson Mandela was jailed for life, when the Sun newspaper was born and when the British and French Governments announced their commitment to build a tunnel under the English Channel.

This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting.

. Marc Riley looks back to 1964 at an interview with the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein

01Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine, Brian Epstein20090714
02Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine20090721

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02Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine, Pete Townshend20090728Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge. Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

. Marc Riley travels back to 1973 and an interview with Pete Townshend.

03Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine20090804

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives to unearth another tantalizing interview. This evening he transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. We replay uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

. Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths an interview with Blondie from 1977.

"

04Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine20090811Tonight Marc unleashes an archive nugget from 1993, the year in which Bill Clinton succeeded George H.W. Bush as the 42nd President of the United States; tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed Steffi Graf fan; and Benazir Bhutto became the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state in Pakistan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

. Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.

"

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056 Music Plays It Again20100112Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

"

"Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009."

05Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine20090818Tonight Marc travels back to 1992. In this year Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announced their separation; George H. W. Bush was televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa; and Betty Boothroyd became the first woman elected Speaker of the British House of Commons.

Also in 1992, pop star Cher found herself talking to Radio 1's Simon Bates following the success of her recent number one The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss). We hear a confessional Cher reflecting on her relationships with musicians Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman; her thoughts on I Got You Babe and the stardom it brought her; plus what it was like growing up in an idyllic California with two imaginary friends.

. Marc travels back to 1992 for an interview between Cher and BBC Radio 1's Simon Bates.

"

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066 Music Plays It Again20100113Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

"

06Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine20090825""

06 LASTMarc Riley's Musical Time Machine20090825Tonight Marc and his musical time machine head back to 1995. This was the year that Nick Leeson was arrested for his role in the collapse of Barings Bank, Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers went missing and comedian Peter Cook passed away.

In this, the last episode of the series, we hear what happened when Stuart Maconie interviewed the reluctant and revered pop star Scott Walker for Radio 4's art programme Kaleidoscope. Famed for being one third of the Walker Brothers, and known for classics like The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself, he'd known massive success in the 60s but following the bands break-up he had become increasingly enigmatic and reclusive.

In May 1995 he had just emerged from an eleven year hibernation following the release of his twelfth record Tilt. We hear him discuss the European influence on his American sensibility, his writing technique and his notions of crime and punishment.

. Marc Riley looks at an archive interview between Stuart Maconie and Scott Walker from 1995

076 Music Plays It Again20100114Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

"Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

"

"Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record."

08 LAST6 Music Plays It Again20100115Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan."

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

"

01011964 - Brian Epstein2009071420100112
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Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge.

Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....

This week we travel back to 1964; the year that Nelson Mandela was jailed for life, the Sun newspaper was born, the British and French Governments announced their commitment to build a tunnel under the English Channel, and Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme "Frankly Speaking".

We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time.

He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America.

Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting.

Marc Riley dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalizing interviews.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge.

Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they DID say in the heat of the moment, and to put it into today's context....

"This week we travel back to 1964; the year that Nelson Mandela was jailed for life, the Sun newspaper was born, the British and French Governments announced their commitment to build a tunnel under the English Channel, and Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme ""Frankly Speaking"".

We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time.

He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America.

Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting."

0101David Bowie And Iggy Pop2015012720161121 (R4)The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the riches contained within the Beeb's music archive - the life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.

But these musical marvels risk over-shadowing another archive that's just as diverse, rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken word, music archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine - a rickety rust-bucket, back-firing jalopy - travel back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous, safely ensconced within the treasure trove of the BBC archive. Marc replays candid snapshots at crucial points in the careers of some of the biggest names in music.

In each episode, Marc lines up the Time Machine to travel to two different points in time and revisit two interviews with something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery, a misunderstanding.

In this first episode, the interviews share a geographic connection - Berlin. David Bowie, in conversation with Radio 1's Stuart Grundy from 1977, explains why the city was so good for his creativity. The second interview comes from 1990 when Iggy Pop spoke to Nicky Campbell about how he hooked up with Bowie and offered another perspective on their time together in Germany.

Produced by Ian Callaghan

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

"The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the riches contained within the Beeb's music archive - the life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.

"

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archive to unearth interviews with David Bowie and Iggy Pop

Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.

The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the riches contained within the Beeb's music archive - the life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them.Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine - a rickety rust-bucket, back-firing jalopy - travel back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous, safely ensconced within the treasure trove of the BBC archive. Marc replays candid snapshots at crucial points in the careers of some of the biggest names in music.

In this first episode, the interviews share a geographic connection - Berlin.David Bowie, in conversation with Radio 1's Stuart Grundy from 1977, explains why the city was so good for his creativity. The second interview comes from 1990 when Iggy Pop spoke to Nicky Campbell about how he hooked up with Bowie and offered another perspective on their time together in Germany.

01021973 - Pete Townshend2009072820100113
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This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop.

Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

"This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop.

Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods."

0102Frank Zappa And Lou Reed2015020320161128 (R4)The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the riches contained within the Beeb's music archive - the life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie.

But these musical marvels risk over-shadowing another archive that's just as diverse, rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken word, music archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine - a rickety rust-bucket, back-firing jalopy - travel back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous, safely ensconced within the treasure trove of the BBC archive. Marc replays candid snapshots at crucial points in the careers of some of the biggest names in music.

In each episode, Marc lines up the Time Machine to travel to two different points in time and revisit two interviews with something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery, a misunderstanding.

In the second programme, interviews share a fierce rivalry. Both artists were intent on creating grown-up rock 'n roll, both pushed the boundaries of rock music. Both were anti-establishment, both were anti-hippy. Both were the kings of their exciting new scenes - one in New York, one in LA. Yet, despite the similarities and the common ground, each loathed the other. First there's Frank Zappa in conversation with Radio 1's Andy Batten-Foster from 1984, while the second interview comes from a 1992 interview by Johnnie Walker with Lou Reed.

Produced by Ian Callaghan

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Marc Riley delves into the BBC archive to unearth interviews with Frank Zappa and Lou Reed

Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.

01031977 - Blondie2009080420100114
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This week we travel back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis.

Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

"This week we travel back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis.

Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record."

01041993 - Ian Gillan2009081120100115
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Tonight Marc unleashes an archive nugget from 1993, the year in which Bill Clinton succeeded George H.W.

Bush as the 42nd President of the United States; tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed Steffi Graf fan; and Benazir Bhutto became the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state in Pakistan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1.

In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap.

He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

"Tonight Marc unleashes an archive nugget from 1993, the year in which Bill Clinton succeeded George H.W.

Bush as the 42nd President of the United States; tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed Steffi Graf fan; and Benazir Bhutto became the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state in Pakistan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1.

In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap.

He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan."

"

Tonight Marc unleashes an archive nugget from 1993, the year in which Bill Clinton succeeded George H.W.

Bush as the 42nd President of the United States; tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed Steffi Graf fan; and Benazir Bhutto became the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state in Pakistan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1.

In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap.

He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan."

0105199220090818Tonight Marc travels back to 1992.

In this year Prince Charles and Princess Diana publicly announced their separation; George H.

W.

Bush was televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa; and Betty Boothroyd became the first woman elected Speaker of the British House of Commons.

Also in 1992, pop star Cher found herself talking to Radio 1's Simon Bates following the success of her recent number one The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss).

We hear a confessional Cher reflecting on her relationships with musicians Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman; her thoughts on I Got You Babe and the stardom it brought her; plus what it was like growing up in an idyllic California with two imaginary friends.

"Tonight Marc travels back to 1992.

We hear a confessional Cher reflecting on her relationships with musicians Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman; her thoughts on I Got You Babe and the stardom it brought her; plus what it was like growing up in an idyllic California with two imaginary friends."

0106 LAST199520090825Tonight Marc and his musical time machine head back to 1995.

This was the year that Nick Leeson was arrested for his role in the collapse of Barings Bank, Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers went missing and comedian Peter Cook passed away.

In this, the last episode of the series, we hear what happened when Stuart Maconie interviewed the reluctant and revered pop star Scott Walker for Radio 4's art programme Kaleidoscope.

Famed for being one third of the Walker Brothers, and known for classics like The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself, he'd known massive success in the 60s but following the bands break-up he had become increasingly enigmatic and reclusive.

In May 1995 he had just emerged from an eleven year hibernation following the release of his twelfth record Tilt.

We hear him discuss the European influence on his American sensibility, his writing technique and his notions of crime and punishment.

Marc Riley looks at an archive interview between Stuart Maconie and Scott Walker from 1995

"Tonight Marc and his musical time machine head back to 1995.

This was the year that Nick Leeson was arrested for his role in the collapse of Barings Bank, Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers went missing and comedian Peter Cook passed away.

In this, the last episode of the series, we hear what happened when Stuart Maconie interviewed the reluctant and revered pop star Scott Walker for Radio 4's art programme Kaleidoscope.

Famed for being one third of the Walker Brothers, and known for classics like The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself, he'd known massive success in the 60s but following the bands break-up he had become increasingly enigmatic and reclusive.

In May 1995 he had just emerged from an eleven year hibernation following the release of his twelfth record Tilt.

We hear him discuss the European influence on his American sensibility, his writing technique and his notions of crime and punishment.

Marc Riley looks at an archive interview between Stuart Maconie and Scott Walker from 1995"

0201Marc Bolan And Joni Mitchell2016072620160730 (R4)The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Here, Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine will steer you back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous. In each episode, Marc travels to two different points in time and revisits two interviews that have something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery or a misunderstanding.

In this first episode of the series, we hear from Marc Bolan and Joni Mitchell. Although the two interviewees may seem poles apart, in fact they had much in common. Both came out of the late-Sixties musical underground and they both started as acoustic singer-writers before heading into glam-pop territory (Bolan) and world music and jazz (Mitchell).

We find Marc Bolan in conversation with Radio 1's John Pidgeon from 1973, as he talks about the financial hardships of being part of the late Sixties counter-culture scene - a scene not quite as glamorous as often portrayed. And then we hear Joni Mitchell in conversation with Richard Skinner, from 1983, where she not only discusses the counter-culture from the American perspective - as vividly portrayed in her own song Woodstock - but also how fame has impacted her life.

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Marc Riley dips into the archive and finds interviews with Marc Bolan and Joni Mitchell.

In this first episode of the series, we hear from Marc Bolan and Joni Mitchell. Although the two interviewees may seem poles apart, in fact they had much in common. Both came out of the late-Sixties musical underground and they both started as acoustic singer-writers before heading into glam-pop territory (Bolan) and world music and jazz (Mitchell).

Marc Riley dips into the archive and finds interviews with Marc Bolan and Joni Mitchell.

"The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

"

Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.

0202Malcolm Mclaren And John Lydon2016080220160806 (R4)The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Here, Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine will steer you back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous. In each episode, Marc travels to two different points in time and revisits two interviews that have something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery or a misunderstanding.

In this second episode of the series, we'll hear from two icons of the punk movement - Malcolm McLaren and John Lydon - who endured something of a combative, combustible relationship. It's always evident when Lydon's asked about his time in The Sex Pistols, as Radio 1's Roger Scott does in this 1989 interview. Meanwhile, in the company of David "The Kid" Jensen, Lydon's nemesis Malcolm McLaren is more than happy to spew highbrow hyperbole about how rock 'n' roll's roots lay in "darkest Africa" and it's a pagan and anti-Christian music, where you're better "learning to think with your hips, rather than with your head". He also admits that his original intention and hopes for the fledgling Pistols was to create a band to compete with The Bay City Rollers - which Lydon confirms in his chat with Roger Scott.

Both McLaren and Lydon prove to be a fascinating, frank and funny listen.

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Marc Riley raids the BBC archive for interviews with Malcolm McLaren and John Lydon.

"The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

In this second episode of the series, we'll hear from two icons of the punk movement - Malcolm McLaren and John Lydon - who endured something of a combative, combustible relationship. It's always evident when Lydon's asked about his time in The Sex Pistols, as Radio 1's Roger Scott does in this 1989 interview. Meanwhile, in the company of David ""The Kid"" Jensen, Lydon's nemesis Malcolm McLaren is more than happy to spew highbrow hyperbole about how rock 'n' roll's roots lay in ""darkest Africa"" and it's a pagan and anti-Christian music, where you're better ""learning to think with your hips, rather than with your head"". He also admits that his original intention and hopes for the fledgling Pistols was to create a band to compete with The Bay City Rollers - which Lydon confirms in his chat with Roger Scott.

"

Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.

0203Lemmy And Joe Strummer2016080920160813 (R4)The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Here, Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine will steer you back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous. In each episode, Marc travels to two different points in time and revisits two interviews that have something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery or a misunderstanding.

In this episode, we hear from two musicians who, on the surface, appeared to have little in common - Lemmy of Motorhead was a long haired, unreconstructed rock 'n' roller; Joe Strummer of The Clash, despite being the son of a diplomat, was a polemical firebrand and a musical magpie.

But in truth, they both had a similar ethos. Both were fiercely passionate about music and proud of their musical integrity. Both felt connected with, and appealed to, disaffected working class teenagers of the late 1970s. Both lived in squats in West London at the start of their musical careers. And both found early appeal within the burgeoning punk scene.

The Lemmy interview comes from 1991 and he tells Tommy Vance about his reading habits, his love of history and why rock 'n' roll shouldn't aspire to be art. The Joe Strummer interview dates from ten years earlier and covers his political ideologies, The Clash's refusal to appear on Top Of The Pops and their sometimes shambolic business acumen.

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Marc Riley raids the BBC archive and finds interviews with Lemmy and Joe Strummer.

The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Here, Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine will steer you back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous. In each episode, Marc travels to two different points in time and revisits two interviews that have something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery or a misunderstanding.

In this episode, we hear from two musicians who, on the surface, appeared to have little in common - Lemmy of Motorhead was a long haired, unreconstructed rock 'n' roller; Joe Strummer of The Clash, despite being the son of a diplomat, was a polemical firebrand and a musical magpie.

But in truth, they both had a similar ethos. Both were fiercely passionate about music and proud of their musical integrity. Both felt connected with, and appealed to, disaffected working class teenagers of the late 1970s. Both lived in squats in West London at the start of their musical careers. And both found early appeal within the burgeoning punk scene.

The Lemmy interview comes from 1991 and he tells Tommy Vance about his reading habits, his love of history and why rock 'n' roll shouldn't aspire to be art. The Joe Strummer interview dates from ten years earlier and covers his political ideologies, The Clash's refusal to appear on Top Of The Pops and their sometimes shambolic business acumen.

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Marc Riley raids the BBC archive and finds interviews with Lemmy and Joe Strummer.

"The BBC's archive is justifiably and inarguably world-famous, but most of this attention and praise is showered on the musical riches it contains - all those life-changing Peel performances, seminal sessions from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and so on. But there's another archive that's just as diverse and rich and rewarding - the BBC's spoken work archive.

As long as there have been pop stars, the BBC has spoken to them. Here, Marc Riley and his trusty Time Machine will steer you back through the years to visit the great and the good, the famous and the infamous. In each episode, Marc travels to two different points in time and revisits two interviews that have something in common - a person or place, a shared influence or ideology, a discovery or a misunderstanding.

In this episode, we hear from two musicians who, on the surface, appeared to have little in common - Lemmy of Motorhead was a long haired, unreconstructed rock 'n' roller; Joe Strummer of The Clash, despite being the son of a diplomat, was a polemical firebrand and a musical magpie.

But in truth, they both had a similar ethos. Both were fiercely passionate about music and proud of their musical integrity. Both felt connected with, and appealed to, disaffected working class teenagers of the late 1970s. Both lived in squats in West London at the start of their musical careers. And both found early appeal within the burgeoning punk scene.

The Lemmy interview comes from 1991 and he tells Tommy Vance about his reading habits, his love of history and why rock 'n' roll shouldn't aspire to be art. The Joe Strummer interview dates from ten years earlier and covers his political ideologies, The Clash's refusal to appear on Top Of The Pops and their sometimes shambolic business acumen.

A Smooth Operations production for BBC Radio 4.

Marc Riley raids the BBC archive and finds interviews with Lemmy and Joe Strummer.

"

Marc Riley raids the BBC archive and finds interviews with Lemmy and Joe Strummer.

Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.

6M20120224Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

"Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits interviews from the BBC archives, featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

6M1964: Brian Epstein20110210Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

"Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

"

6M1964: Brian Epstein20110927Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964."

6M1973 - Pete Townshend20110302Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

"

6M1973: Pete Townshend20110211Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for Pete Townshend.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for Pete Townshend.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for Pete Townshend.

6M1973: Pete Townshend20110928Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend.

"Tonight we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast an interview with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music. The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Pete Townshend."

6M1977: Blondie20110929Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

Marc Riley rewinds to 1973 for an interview with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein."

6M1993: Ian Gillan20110930In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

"In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan.

"In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with Deep Purple's Ian Gillan."

6MBrian Epstein 196420110301Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting.

First broadcast in 2009.

Bill Grundy interviews Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1964.

"Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

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6M0120091201Marc revisits classic interviews featuring the Gallagher brothers and Jarvis Cocker.

Marc revisits classic interviews featuring the Gallagher brothers and Jarvis Cocker.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight the Gallagher brothers and Jarvis Cocker.

6M0220091202Marc revisits classic interviews featuring Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc revisits classic interviews featuring Boy George and Tom Waits.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight Boy George and Tom Waits.

6M0320091203Marc revisits classic interviews featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc revisits classic interviews featuring Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: Iggy Pop and Marvin Gaye.

6M04 LAST20091204Marc revisits classic interviews featuring David Bowie and Bono.

Marc revisits classic interviews featuring David Bowie and Bono.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. Marc revisits tantalising interviews from the BBC archives. Tonight: David Bowie and Bono.

6M0520100112Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Marc revisits Bill Grundy's 1964 interview with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine. This week Marc transports us back into a different era... the start of the pop revolution when Beatlemania was about to take over the world.

It's March 1964 and Bill Grundy interviews the '5th Beatle', manager Brian Epstein for his regional radio programme Frankly Speaking. We revisit the BBC's archives and hear Epstein speak candidly about how and when he discovered the Beatles and what it was like seeing them perform for the first time. He reveals his role in their image change, just exactly what it is a manager does and his theories on why they'd go on to be a success in America. Plus Brian tells us how he reacted when Paul turned up late for their first meeting. First broadcast in 2009.

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6M0620100113Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

Marc revisits a 1973 interview with Pete Townshend of The Who.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This week we travel back to 1973; the year that President Nixon ordered a ceasefire in Vietnam, the Stock Exchange admitted women for the first time, and Princess Anne married Lieutenant Mark Phillips.

It was also the year that Radio 1 broadcast interviews with Pete Townshend in a series called The Story Of Pop. Presented by Alan Freeman the 26 part show featured a big mix of musicians talking about the history of popular music.

At a time when The Who were just about to release Quadrophenia, Marc revisits Townshend's take on the industry, Woodstock, the Kinks and the Mods.

First broadcast in 2009.

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6M0720100114"Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie."

Marc transports us back to 1977, the year that John Tobler spoke to Blondie.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

This evening Marc transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It's also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. Marc replays uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1's Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

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6M08 LAST20100115Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley revisits a 1993 interview with rock star Ian Gillan.

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine.

In July of 1993 rock god Ian Gillan agreed to an interview with Claire Sturgess for Radio 1. In his typical entertaining style, Gillan tells us about his year with Black Sabbath and how they inspired much of the film Spinal Tap. He also reveals how he took to the rock 'n roll lifestyle and his legendary, long-running feud with Deep Purple band mate Ritchie Blackmore.

Marc Riley revisits a BBC archive interview from 1993 with rock star Ian Gillan.