Featuring after 11.30 throughout the week Tracks of My Years, in which veteran pop singer
Gerry Marsden chooses - two a day - his ten favourite discs. Plus a week-long spotlight on Jack McManus 's new album Either Side of Midnight.
7/10. Paul Sexton 's 2007 tribute to T Rex singer and early-70s glam pin-up and cultural icon Marc Bolan , who died on 16 September 1977. aged 29. Sexton explores the star's journey to the upper reaches of the charts, where a string of now-period-defining hits included Ride a White Swan, Hot Love, Get It On, Jeepster and 20th-Century Boy.
Contributors include David Bowie, producer Tony Visconti, Simon Napier-Bell, David Gilmour, Rick Wright, Noel Gallagher, Bernie Taupin, Alan Edwards, Roy Wood and both Bolan's wife - singer Gloria Jones - and his son Rolan.
3/4. Tom Russell explores the links between American cowboy culture and the "cowboy song". Tonight he looks at the genre's survival in the wake of Elvis and the death of the Hollywood singing cowboy, with special attention to folk.
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