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Ragtime to Rock V Roll

on BBC Radio 2

The story of 60 years of popular music. A 26-week series.
'Larry Hart had very advanced ideas about rhyming, and thought that these things would be valid in the theatre if anyone ever had the nerve to use them, and I was totally intrigued by what he had to say. I thought he was wonderful. Of course, he was an old man compared to me. You see, he was 23 and I was 16.'
(RICHARD RODGERS)
6: The Start of the Jazz Age
Kenneth More continues the history of popular music from the beginning of the 20th century. with the help of: PAUL WHITEMAN , FRED ASTAIRE
ARTHUR SCHWARTZ , JIMMY DURANTE JOHNNY MERCER. JACK HYLTON RICHARD RODGERS and others Written by BENNY GREEN
Research by BILL SULLIVAN Producer STEVE ALLEN

Contributors

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Larry Hart
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Kenneth More
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Paul Whiteman
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Fred Astaire
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Arthur Schwartz
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Jimmy Durante
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Johnny Mercer.
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Jack Hylton
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Richard Rodgers
Written By:
Benny Green
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Bill Sullivan
Producer:
Steve Allen

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