Rock And Pop Stars [Desert Island Discs Revisited]

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Debbie Harry2017091020200308 (BBC7)

From Nina Simone to Mahler, the singer and punk icon shares her castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Keith Richards2017091720200315 (BBC7)

Keith Richards, member of the Rolling Stones, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Keith was born in Dartford and grew up as an only child. He and Mick Jagger went to the same primary school, but then lost touch until meeting again at Dartford train station in 1961 and discovering they shared a taste in blues music. Keith picked up his love of the guitar from his grandfather and honed his skills whilst at art college.

If one single, living person could be said to personify rock n' roll then it is surely him. He's been making music and causing havoc for over half a century and counting. His song writing, singing and guitar playing have helped to make The Rolling Stones a stratospherically successful group and his early and single minded dedication to the triumvirate pursuits of sex and drugs and rock and roll made him a counter-culture icon.

No surprise then that as a boy he would go to sleep at night with his arm around his first guitar.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2015.

From Chuck Berry to Antonio Vivaldi, the musician shares his castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Roger Waters2017090320200301 (BBC7)

From Mahler to Neil Young.

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters shares his castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

Despite huge critical and commercial success, Roger walked away from the group in 1985 and years of acrimony followed.

They were reunited for one final performance, 20 years later, for Live 8. It was a moment many of their fans thought they would not live to see and it was, he says, highly emotional.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2011.

From Mahler to Neil Young, the Pink Floyd co-founder shares his castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.