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Classic Albums Don McLean American Pie

Classic Albums Don McLean American Pie

Forty-five years after its release, there has never been another album quite like American Pie.

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Buddy Holly Rave On

Buddy Holly Rave On

The film tells the story of Buddy Holly’s tragically short life and career through interviews with those who knew him and worked with him.

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Je T’Aime. The Story Of French Song With Petula Clark

Je T’Aime. The Story Of French Song With Petula Clark

In this unique film for BBC FOUR we explore the story of the lyric-driven French chanson and look at some of the greatest artists and examples of the form.

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The Everly Brothers Harmonies From Heaven

The Everly Brothers Harmonies From Heaven

In 1957 in the US brothers Don and Phil Everly released Bye Bye Love and went on to become arguably the greatest harmony singers of all time.

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You’ve Got A Friend The Carole King Story / Carole King Natural Woman

You’ve Got A Friend The Carole King Story / Carole King Natural Woman

This film tells, in her own words, of her upbringing in Brooklyn, and the subsequent success that she had as half of husband and wife songwriting team Goffin & King.

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Recomposed by Max Richter

Recomposed by Max Richter

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons may be the most widely heard piece of classical music ever composed. As the composer Max Richter suggests, “The piece is part of the musical landscape, and a part of my daily life.

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Neil Sedaka: King of Song

Neil Sedaka: King of Song

Neil Sedaka is one of the most successful American singer-songwriters of the last century.  This film tells the story of his life and career.

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Youssou N’Dour Voice Of Africa

Youssou N’Dour Voice Of Africa

This in-depth biography of the life and music of Youssou Ndour is set within the rural landscapes and capital city of Senegal. 

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Roy Harper: Man & Myth

Roy Harper: Man & Myth

The reputations of few artists from the heyday of British folk-rock remain intact.  There is, however, one figure whose body of work has come to stand for a particularly single-minded form of integrity. That man is Roy Harper. Continue Reading

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Madeleine Peyroux The Blue Room

Madeleine Peyroux The Blue Room

This film follows celebrated and award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Madeleine Peyroux as she records her inspired new album, The Blue Room.

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