9/10. Johnnie Walker continues a survey of previously aired profiles of iconic pop stars with Paul Sexton 's 60th-birthday tribute to pop giant Elton John , who gives an extensive interview in this programme from March 2007. The once glam music mogul has sold an estimated 250 million records, many of them with lyricist Bernie Taupin , who also reflects on his collaborator's output. Fanning the flames of festiveness are Rod Stewart , Brian Wilson , Kiki Dee , Rufus Wainwright , Jake Shears (of Scissor Sisters), guitarists Davey Johnstone and Caleb Quayle , and Philip Norman. (Revised repeat)
New series 1/6. Galvanised by the challenges of categorising modern popular music, Paul Morley tackles today's twisted world of genres, beginning with psych-folk. Nancy Elizabeth and Tunng's Sam Genders cast light on this 1960s hybrid, while Martin Carthy and the Watersons, Billy Bragg and Robyn Hitchcock help to trace its roots. Producer Paul Kobrak
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