2/3. In a re-run of this 2003 series (recently chosen by Radio 2 listeners as the one they'd most like to hear again), Johnnie Walker profiles the quintessential
American rock icon of the past 30 years. The series features input from Billy Bragg , Badly Drawn Boy, Thea Gilmore , Steven Van Zandt. Jess Malin and from
Springsteen himself. This edition looks at his international rise to fame following the major rumblings of Born to Run in 1975.
2/4. Russell Davies pays tribute to the great saxophonist Charlie Parker , who died, aged 34, on 5 March 1955, just seven days after his final public engagement. Parker - aka Bird - nurtured his unique style first in Kansas City and then in New York City, where he developed the bop sound. He suffered a nervous breakdown in Los Angeles following addictions to both heroin and alcohol.
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