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Ragtime to Rock 'n' Roll


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The story of 60 years of popular music. A 26-week series.
' Once we heard the happy sound of music-hungry servicemen yelling for more of whatever we had to offer, we knew that we could never enjoy a more satisfying pay-off in our lives ' (MAJOR GLENN MILLER ) 14: Stuff to Give the Troops
Kenneth More continues the history of popular music from the beginning of the 20th century, with the help of: BING CROSBY , JOHNNY MERCER VERA LYNN , ANNE SHELTON


Unknown: Major Glenn Miller
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Johnny Mercer
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: George Chisholm.
Unknown: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Sammy Carn
Written By: Peter Clayton
Written By: Research Bill Sullivan

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