Monday, 28 November 2016

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine - 1973: Pete Townshend

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th October 2016

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.

The Who - The Real Me [Polydor]
The Who - Summertime Blues [Polydor]
The Who - I Don't Mind [Universal Distribution]
The Who - I Can't Explain [Polydor]
The Who - 5.15 [Polydor]
The Who - I Can't Explain [Polydor]

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