5/7. Stuart Maconie recalls critical and defining moments in popular music. He continues with the dramatic downfall of American DJ Alan Freed , who allegedly coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" and was the MC for what is credited as the first ever rock concert, which attracted 20,000 gate-crashing, riot-instigating fans of popular music's then-hot new genre. But the so-called "father of rock 'n' roll", whose love of both black and white music coincided with gains in racial integration, lost his career when he was found guilty of accepting payments from record companies in exchange for guaranteed airplay. Freed died in 1965 at the age of 43.
3/6. Stand-up comedian Jeff Green continues his themed series with a satirical look at ageing, featuring archive input from Victoria Wood, Rodney Dangerfield , Lee Evans , Linda Smith and Dylan Moran. Repeated on Saturday
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