New series 1/10. Hard-core music enthusiast Mark Lamarr returns with another series showcasing obscure 1960s recordings that have eluded the general public, from rock, pop, country and psychedelia to folk, soul, R&B and garage.
New series 1/3. Radio 2 presents what for many will be an introduction to legendary rock 'n' roll icon Johnny Hallyday (born Jean-Philippe Smet ), who in 1960 emerged as France's response to Elvis Presley , though gyrating to the then-popular
French ye-ye music style. Raised by his aunt and never sent to school, the Legion d'Honneur recipient has sold more than 100 million albums and continues to perform for hundreds of thousands of fans. Discussing his legacy are singers Charles Aznavour , Franchise Hardy, Petula Clark , Line Renaud and Hallyday's wife Sylvie Vartan , with whom he shared a well-publicised career. Plus guitarist and colleague Robin Le Mesurier , songwriter Les Reed, record producer Chris Kimsey , Hallyday's son David and Foreigner's Mick Jones , who starting his songwriting career working for Hallyday. Producer David Roper
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