In the second episode of the BBC Four series The People’s History of Pop writer, journalist and broadcaster Danny Baker looks at the years of his youth – 1966 to 1976 – and the music that helped shape his future.
The People’s History Of Pop is a four part series with each episode covering a decade, featuring an evocative collage of memories in the form of unseen video, images and audio. The series will journey through Ready, Steady, Go, The Beatles final gig in 1966, Northern Soul in Wigan, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols’ first gig at Central St Martins’ in 1975, 100 Club’s Punk Festival in 1976, New Romantics at Birmingham’s Rum Runner nightclub, Factory Records, through to 1996 and Blur vs Oasis and the global Spice Girls explosion.
The second episode delves into the psychedelia of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper to the birth of the large-scale music festival, when hair, sounds and ideas got wilder and looser as a whole new generation of fans got really serious about British pop music and the world around them. Danny personally looks back on one of his heroes and biggest stars of the 70s – David Bowie.
The episode will be broadcast Friday July 22nd at 21:30, and will be available on the iPlayer shortly after broadcast.