CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th April 2018
It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.
More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.
First broadcast in 2016.
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Mohammed Rafi - Jaan Pehechaan Ho
KD Lang - Barefoot
Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night
PJ Harvey - Who Will Love Me Now
The Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
Denny Brooks - San Antone
Bette Davis - I've Written A Letter To Daddy
Tom Waits - On The Nickel
Suicidal Tendancies - Institutionalized
David Bowie - Subterraneans
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Slade - How Does It Feel