Thursday, 31 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 12 - 5. Roger Waters

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 12 - 5. ROGER WATERS (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th February 2018


Roger Waters shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Roger Waters is a singer, songwriter and composer, who was a founder member of Pink Floyd, one of the most acclaimed and beloved British bands of all time. He helped lead the group in the creation of some of the best, biggest-selling and most ambitious albums in popular music history. He's also made his mark as a solo artist and currently holds the record for the highest grossing tour for a solo musician ever.

Roger remembers a youth obsessed with blues, jazz and R&B, and his early songwriting influences such as Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. He looks back at his relationship with his childhood friend Syd Barret, who would join the Pink Floyd in 65. He recalls the post-Syd Floyd, the creation of Dark Side of the Moon and his uneasy relationship with the fame that followed. Roger also focuses on The Wall - the 1979 concept album inspired by that relationship -- and how he revisited the album in 2010 for his epic record breaking Roger Waters: The Wall tour, which also inspired a live album and a feature movie. He also talks about his famously acrimonious split from Pink Floyd, and, more positively, his new material.

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond [EMI]
Gilbert And Sullivan - Three Little Maids From School (From--Mikado) [Golden Tone]
Tommy Steele And The Steelmen - Singing The Blues [Deram]
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - I Love You Baby [Marble Arch]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [Columbia]
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind [Castle Communications]
The Rolling Stones - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Pink Floyd - Bike [EMI/Columbia]
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - Mother [Parlophone]
Pink Floyd - Money [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) [Harvest]
Roger Waters - 5:01 am (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking, Part 10) [Harvest]
Roger Waters - Outside The Wall (Live) [EMI]
The Impressions - People Get Ready [Beechwood Music]

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