Paul Gambaccini relives Christmas Eve 1955 and the Weavers sell-out reunion concert, 3 years after Pete Seeger's blacklisting for communist sympathies had forced them to break up. Show more
Miranda Sawyer explores how one of music’s most distinct artists emerged from the 'year zero' of punk. From 2012.
Lucie Skeaping charts the development of the piano during the 18th century, considering the progression from its origins in Florence with Bartolomeo Cristofori. Show more
Lucie Skeaping charts the development of the piano, including the early 19th century instruments for which Beethoven and Haydn wrote - precursors of the modern concert piano. Show more
Paul Gambaccini relives Thanksgiving 1969, when the Rolling Stones played Madison Square Garden and recorded an album later reviewed as 'the best rock concert ever put on record'. Show more
Why do nagging songs get stuck in the brain? BBC 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny meets the scientists investigating. From 2012. Show more
4 Extra Debut, Stuart Maconie examines the final album recorded by major artists, starting with Synchronicity by The Police. From October 2012. Show more
Lucy Duran visits Kenya to meet singer Suzanna Owiyo. Lucy also hears rain songs in the north of the country, and in the south hears the Massai singing about cattle raiding. Show more