Pop Britannia

Jim M nakedi at comcast.net
Sun Mar 16 23:18:01 CDT 2008

I ran across this BBC show at www.uknova.com.  It's a look at the British Invasion, from the side of the invaders.  Pretty cool stuff and The Who are featured in episode 2, including recent interviews with Pete & Chris Stamp. (Pete talks about how he wanted to fuck the Rolling Stones!)

Jim M

Pop Britannia (2 of 3) - A Well Respected Man. BBC4, Friday 11th January 2008, 22:00-23:00, 60mins Stereo Widescreen, 1st transmission  


Part of the Pop! What Is It Good For? season. The story of British popular music from the 50s onwards continues with a look at the 60s. Some strong language. [S]

Together with their artists, the likes of Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham, Chris Stamp et al, would prise British pop out of the grasp of old school showbiz interests and turn it into the spearhead of a youthful revolution into style.

Yet they also prepared the way for a new, more corporate rock business that allowed big money and corporate lawyers to move in. Glam stole back the impetus for the kids, putting colour, youth and sexuality back into pop after the rock revolution of the late 60s. Glam struggled between two tendencies - one lead by the art-school brigade of Bowie and Ferry who used glam as provocation, the other fuelled the charts as professional songwriters and producers like Chinn and Chapman who sold million of records with the likes of Mud, The Sweet etc. It would take punk to lay the groundswell for a new generation of young pop dreamers.

Produced by Ben Whalley

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Tracklisting from transmission :

A DAY IN THE LIFE Performed by The Beatles
A SHOT OF RHYTHM & BLUES Performed by The Beatles
A WELL RESPECTED MAN Performed by The Kinks
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Performed by The Beatles
ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Performed by Cilla Black
ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Performed by Dionne Warwick
AROUND AND AROUND Performed by The Rolling Stones
AS TEARS GO BY Performed by The Rolling Stones
ASTRONOMY DOMINIE Performed by Pink Floyd
BLOCKBUSTER Performed by The Sweet
CAN THE CAN Performed by Suzi Quatro
CAN'T EXPLAIN Performed by The Who
COZ I LOVE YOU Performed by Sweet
DAY TRIPPER Performed by The Beatles
EIGHT LITTLE FISHIES Performed by Donovan
FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY Performed by Gerry And The Pacemakers
GET IT ON Performed by T Rex
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN Performed by Sex Pistols
HEY JOE Performed by Jimi Hendrix
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN Performed by The Animals
I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD Performed by Herman's Hermits
LOVE ME DO Performed by The Beatles
LOVE YOU TILL TUESDAY Performed by David Bowie
MEMO FROM TURNER Performed by Mick Jagger
MY GENERATION Performed by The Who
OUT OF TIME Performed by Chris Farlowe
SHALALALALEE Performed by The Small Faces
SHE LOVES YOU Performed by The Beatles
SONG OF A BAKER Performed by The Small Faces
STARMAN Performed by David Bowie
SUNRISE, SUNSET Performed by Don Arden
SUNSHINE SUPERMAN Performed by Donovan
THE YOUNG ONES Performed by Cliff Richard & The Shadows
TO SIR WITH LOVE Performed by Lulu
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS Performed by The Beatles
VIRGINIA PLAIN Performed by Roxy Music
WATERLOO SUNSET Performed by The Kinks
WHITER SHADE OF PALE Performed by Procul Harum
WILD THING Performed by Jimi Hendrix
WILD THING Performed by The Troggs
YOU REALLY GOT ME Performed by The Kinks 

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