Barb Jungr and Michael Parker host another series of six shows featuring their new Band of Gold - Si Potts ,
Mark Crossley and Russell Churney - performing some of their numbers. This week their guests are the Condos and the Rankin Family. Producer Sonia Beldom
The words "protest song" conjure up images of singers like Bob Dylan , Woody Guthrie and Billy Braggg. But in this two-part programme, Mel Hill and Julie Covington explore the evolution and development of the musical protest to show that its tradition is much older than the sentiments expressed in the 60s and has taken many forms.
This week they hear how mainstream artists, from Noël Coward to Merle Haggard
, occasionally dipped a toe into the hot water of political comment.
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Chris Stuart continues his series on the performers whose hit songs and distinctive styles have left a lasting mark on American popular music.
This week, he talks to Bobby Vee whose string of chart successes reads like a history of American pop music in the 60s.
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