Seven More Days That

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20070823...Rocked the World

Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

1/7. The Death of Kurt Cobain

Former Nirvana band mate Dave Grohl, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction discover how Cobain's death in 1994 rocked the music world, and the impact that it had on his fans and on those around him.

"...Rocked the World

20070830...Rocked the World

Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

2/7. Charles Manson: The Tate Murders

An examination of Charles Manson and the Tate murders, and his relationship with music and connection with the Beach Boys. A frustrated rock star, Manson was convicted of conspiracy to commit the murder of actress Sharon Tate and four of her friends, and of Leno LaBianca and his wife. He was notorious for using music to manipulate his followers and identifying supposedly hidden codes within songs.

"...Rocked the World

20070906Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

3/7. The Dixie Chicks and That Bush Comment...

Ten days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Natalie Maines, lead vocalist of the hugely successful country music trio the Dixie Chicks, was reported to have criticised US president George Bush while performing on stage at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. No one could have predicted the response and backlash that followed. We investigate how the music industry and political world responded to those events four years ago and discover how the highest selling female band in the world coped with such massive public attention.

"Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

20070913...Rocked the World

Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

4/7. The Release of Rapper's Delight

The track Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang was a multi-platinum seller and massive radio hit in 1979, and is regarded by many to have kick-started the phenomenon of recorded hip-hop.

"...Rocked the World

20070920...Rocked the World

Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

5/7. Alan Freed: Payola Scandal

Widely credited with coining the phrase 'rock and roll', American DJ Alan Freed became infamous in the 1950s for emceeing what is believed to be the first ever rock concert. At his Moondog Coronation Ball, upwards of 20,000 fans crashed the gates, causing rock's first riot and the dance to be cancelled.

With his career blossoming, claims that he accepted payments from records companies in exchange for airplay (in what came to be known as the Payola scandal) meant he was blackballed within the business. Despite claiming that the money was simply a token of gratitude which had not affected airplay, Freed pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial bribery and was fined $300.

Eventually fired from his job and with the realisation that his dream of returning to New York radio was just that, a dream, he turned to drink. His career and personal life left in tatters Freed died a broken, penniless man in 1965 aged just 43.

"...Rocked the World

20070927...Rocked the World

Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

6/7. The Sex Pistols Bring Anarchy to Manchester

How a pioneering punk performance by the Sex Pistols at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976 inspired a generation and shaped the rock landscape for decades to come.

20071004...Rocked the World

Stuart Maconie returns with the series highlighting some of the most influential days in the history of rock.

7/7. The impact of the momentous day in rock when Ozzy Osbourne was reported to have bitten the head off a dove. We examine what actually happened on that day and how this ghastly prank sealed Ozzy's madman persona from then onwards.