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Posted: 28 Mar 07, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok firstly Im not sure if this was posted before so I appologise if it was, ok.

This info is from http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/news/?y=07&id=0323 and is as follows:-

"Starting May 19, BBC Two takes us on a journey through the Seven Ages of Rock and explores the music that has been the soundtrack to our lives, defining each generation since the 1960's, from the crackly 45 to MP3s.

Seven Ages of Rock will, through the prism of iconic artists such as Roger Waters, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Phil Collins, Debbie Harry, Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Marr, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarnand Alex Kapranos, explore key eras in rock, telling the story of each age through the music itself. Each episode breaks down key tracks, providing a social context.

Notebooks ready, here’s a brief guide to the lesson plan:

1. The Road to Woodstock

The rock revolution of the 1960’s as seen through the life and music of Jimi Hendrix. This episode also explores the influence of rhythm & blues on a generation of British musicians such as The Rolling Stones, and shows how Bob Dylan and The Beatles transformed the ambitions of rock.

2. Between Rock And an Art Place

From the pop-art multi-media experiments of Andy Warholand the Velvet Underground to the sinister gentility of Peter Gabriel’s Genesis, this episode will trace the story of how artistic and conceptual expression permeated rock.

3. Blank Generation

A tale of two cities, class and race-driven London and bankrupt New York. Each city gave birth to a bastard child that changed popular music forever - punk. We will explore the music of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, The Damned and Buzzcocks.

4. Never Say Die


The longest surviving genre in rock, certainly the loudest, Heavy Metal is the most controversial and misunderstood of all rock genres, emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed Godfathers, we follow their highs and lows, and meet Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.
'Don't tell anyone you don't own 'Blonde on Blonde'. It's gonna be okay'.
Jack Black in 'High Fidelity'


5. Global Jukebox

We follow the development of some the biggest names in rock in the 70s and 80s (Queen, The Police, Dire Straits) and examine how rock achieved a global influence on culture and politics through MTV and events such as Live Aid. We see how U2 effectively brought this era to a close, re-imagining what it meant to be a successful rock band.

6. The Last Rock Star

We trace the history of the American underground music scene that produced bands like REM, Nirvana and The Pixies, and why they resonated with ‘Generation X’ – offering an alternative to the established music industry and Reaganesque politics. Of course this includes a fresh look at the Seattle ‘grunge’ scene, culminating in the short life of Kurt Cobain – an artist whose triumph and tragedy continues to cast an inescapable shadow.

7. What the World is Waiting For

British Indie music was once seen as the bastion of the earnest ‘High Fidelity’ snob. Often political, indie was a way of defining oneself in a sea of vapid chart fodder, a redoubt against Blur v Oasis, indie was a marketing device, ultimately losing it’s integrity at Oasis’s Knebworth spectacle in 1996. Indie was mainstream. Indie was dead.

But was it?

From The Libertines to Franz Ferdinand and The Arctic Monkeys, indie labels reconnected to their fans, using both new technology and good old rock n roll to inspire and motivate a new generation to ditch the decks and pick up a guitar.

Rock is back."


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Posted: 29 Mar 07, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So no-one is interested.... oh well...


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Posted: 30 Mar 07, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi there, just saw it, thanks for posting!

Cheers,

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Posted: 31 Mar 07, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cheers for that,any chance of reminding us a bit nearer transmission date?
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Posted: 31 Mar 07, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joxer, I shall try but I aint promising anything ok

Cheers!!


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Posted: 15 May 07, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bumping this thread to at Joxer's request to remind him this series starts this weekend.


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Posted: 20 May 07, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heres a clip from the show of Zandra Rhodes talking about Freddie's stage clothes. It features some live footage from around 74/75 (Son And Daughter is played)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/music/sevenages/video/freddiemercury?size=16x9&bgc=C0C0C0&nbram=1&bbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1

They also have this page on the website for the programme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/sevenages/artists/queen/


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Posted: 21 May 07, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh cool thanks! That first video is actually helpful for preparing my Media exam on Music Press

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Posted: 21 May 07, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great clip with stunning footage!I hope there is more from that show and that one day we will have it on a peace of plastic in a Queen live set...


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Posted: 21 May 07, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't believe I missed that:( Did anyone record it?


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Posted: 21 May 07, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barb, the Queen bit hasnt been shown yet. The first show which went out on Saturday concentrated on Jimi Hendrix and how he influenced a lot of musicians here in the UK. The second show, which goes out this saturday (26th May) is to feature Pink Floyd and David Bowie.

One other thing, they ran a documentary about Jimi on BBC4 directly after 7 Ages finished on BBC2. They are doing the same with Bowie this weekend by showing the Ziggy Stardust Concert and a documentary called Cracked Actor. Heres hoping they do the same with Queen!!


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Posted: 21 May 07, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, good:) Do you already know when the Queen show will be broadcasted?


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Posted: 21 May 07, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not at the moment Barb sorry :(

Will let you know when I do find out though, ok!!


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Posted: 22 May 07, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Mr Mercury</font color> wrote:

Not at the moment Barb sorry :(

Will let you know when I do find out though, ok!!
The show that features Queen will be broadcasted on june 16th.


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Posted: 22 May 07, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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The show that features Queen will be broadcasted on june 16th.


Fantastic news! Let's hope someone records it and shares it here!



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Posted: 23 May 07, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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on my way up wrote:

The show that features Queen will be broadcasted on june 16th.


Fantastic news! Let's hope someone records it and shares it here!


I will share my first DVD on Queenzone this week or next week. It will be the FM documentary that was rebroadcast on LOGO TV in the USA. They also showed a shorter version of On Fire At the Bowl.

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Posted: 23 May 07, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool!

Was there anything unique in the documentary?



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Posted: 23 May 07, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Cool!

Was there anything unique in the documentary?


Yeah, there sure was! I didn't know Freddie was gay and had boyfriends!

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Posted: 23 May 07, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just want to know something. Does anyone else get the impression that Queen aren't going to feature much in this ages of rock series? Just get that feeling about it.

Also, why the hell wasn't Brian interviewed about Jimi Hendrix?? Such a big fan and Jimi is vital to his roots as a guitarist and also to people like Roger and Freddie.

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Posted: 23 May 07, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet this is going to be lotsa moustache Freddie era if Queen's to be featured with U2, The Police and MTV.