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Arthouse Glam...Get in the Swing

Episode 1 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

Performances from The Kinks, Roxy Music, Elton John, New York Dolls, Queen, Sparks, Rod Stewart and the rediscovered David Bowie performance of The Jean Genie from January 1973.

Welcome to gender-bending, boys getting in the swing and girls who would be boys and boys who would be girls in this mixed-up, shook-up 70s world.

1. The Kinks - Lola
2. Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
3. David Bowie - Jean Genie
4. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
5. New York Dolls - Looking For A Kiss
6. Sparks - Get In The Swing
7. Queen - Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
8. Rod Stewart - The Killing Of Georgie


Reggae...Stir it Up

Episode 2 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

By the start of the 70s, the Windrush generation of immigrants who came to the UK from the Caribbean and West Indies were an established part of the British population and their influence and culture permeated UK society. This second programme rejoices and revels in the reggae music exported from Jamaica and the home-grown reggae-influenced sounds that sprouted from the cities of England. Reggae's dominance of the UK charts is celebrated with performances from Ken Boothe, Dave and Ansel Collins, Steel Pulse, Althea and Donna, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Janet Kay, Susan Cadogan and The Specials. 

1. Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
2. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Stir It Up
3. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
4. Susan Cadogan - Hurts So Good
5. Steel Pulse - Prodigal Son
6. Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
7. Janet Kay - Silly Games
8. The Specials - Monkey Man


Troubadours...Peaceful Easy Feeling

Episode 3 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

In the early 70s as the UK got to grips with the new coinage and decimalisation and braced itself for strike after strike, a group of young troubadours were hanging out in Laurel Canyon and the environs of California USA having a ball and creating music that would define a generation. In this third programme from the Sounds of 70s series it's time to kick back and relax and enjoy performances from the long hairs: Crosby and Nash, Neil Young, America, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King, Eagles and Seals and Crofts.

1. Crosby & Nash - Teach Your Children
2. Neil Young - Old Man
3. America - A Horse With No Name
3. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
4. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
5. Carole King - It's Too Late
6. Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
7. Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze


Guilty Pleasures...Love Will Keep Us Together

Episode 4 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

This fourth programme from the Sounds of the 70s is an unashamed celebration of the instantly recognisable classics from the decade of love. A half hour of 'our tune' anthems and the soundtrack to many a love affair and wedding party, including performances from the Carpenters, Bread, Charles Aznavour, John Denver, 10cc, Bellamy Brothers, Exile, Captain and Tennille and Dr Hook. 

1. The Carpenters - We've Only Just Just Begun
2. Bread - Make It With You
3. Charles Aznavour - She
4. John Denver - Annie's Song
5. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
6. Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
7. Exile - Kiss You All Over
8. Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
9. Dr. Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman


Rock...The Boys Are Back in Town

Episode 5 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

Sounds of the 70s 2 series continues, and this programme features the boys with their guitars turned all the way up to eleven! It is time to don your double denim, let your hair down and headbang your way through half an hour of rock anthems including performances from Alice Cooper, The Faces, Nazareth, Bad Company, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath.

1. Alice Cooper - School's Out
2. The Faces (with Rod Stewart) - Miss Judy's Farm
3. Nazareth - Bad Bad Boy
4. Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
5. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
6. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
7. Whitesnake - Trouble
8. Black Sabbath - Never Say Die


Soul...Keep On Keeping On

Episode 6 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

Imported American soul was big news in the UK in the 1970s. Before the Brits developed their own brand of soul, the Americans were over here showing us how it was done and being appreciated by all and sundry.

The series continues with classic performances from the kings and queens of soul, including Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, The Tams, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, The Stylistics, Gil Scott-Heron and The Jacksons.

1. Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark
2. Billy Preston - All That I've Got
3. The Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
4. Curtis Mayfield - Keep On Kepping On
5. Bill Withers - Lean On Me
6. The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
7. Gil Scott-Heron - Johannesburg
8. The Jacksons - Show You The way To Go


Disco...Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Episode 7 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

Musical documentary series. Disco was all pervasive in the mid and early 70s. And while towards the end of the decade punk stole the headlines, disco still had the high street. Everyone was into it and getting down on it at the local discotheque. Join us in a celebration of all things disco including performances by The Jacksons, Thelma Houston, Sylvester, Carl Douglas, George McCrae, Sister Sledge, McFadden and Whitehead, Eruption and Gloria Gaynor.

1. George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
2. Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
3. Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
4. Sylvester - You Make Me Feel(Mighty Real)
5. Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain
6. McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
7. Sister Sledge - We Are Family
8. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
9. The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie


Rock 'n' Roll Revisited...Get It On

Episode 8 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

A love of 50s rock 'n' roll runs through the pop of the 70s like a stripe through a stick of rock. This episode celebrates the rock 'n' roll revivalism and 50s retro leanings that characterise the decade from glam to AOR and all points in between. Revisiting the theatrical performances and fashions you'd be talking about in the playground the next day, from the likes of E.L.O, T-Rex, 10cc, Alvin Stardust, Mott the Hoople and Meatloaf's epic 1978 performance of 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light'. 

1. E.L.O. - Roll Over Beethoven
2. T-Rex - Get It On
3. 10cc - Rubber Bullets
4. Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo
5. Mott the Hoople - Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
6. Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light


Punk...Anarchy on the BBC

Episode 9 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

The late 70s had parents from all over the UK fearing one particular four letter word... punk. With anarchy spreading across the nation, the BBC managed to capture and sometimes contain some of the chaotic energy of these iconic moments in its studios. This episode provides another chance to jump up and down on the couch and pogo to performances from the Stranglers, the Damned, the Sex Pistols, the Jam, Undertones, the Rezillos, Buzzcocks, the Clash, X-Ray Spex and Joy Division.

1. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
2. The Damned - New Rose
3. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
4. The Jam - The Modern World
5. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
6. The Rezillos - Top of the Pops
7. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love
8. The Clash - Clash City Rockers
9. X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours!
10. Joy Division - She's Lost Control


New Wave...Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Episode 10 of 10

Duration: 29 minutes

By the end of the 70s the world had changed and so had music. In America, it was all about memorable melodies, great guitar rhythms, a little bit of post-punk angst and looking really cool. In the UK it was about Brit style cheekiness, social commentary, a melody and a hook, a lot of attitude - and looking really cool. This episode goes beyond punk and looks into the dawning of a new decade and the phenomenon of New Wave including performances from Elvis Costello, The Police, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Squeeze, Blondie, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Cars, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop.

1. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio
2. The Police - Roxanne
3. Blondie - (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
4. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
5. Squeeze - Up The Junction
6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl
7. Patti Smith Group - Because The Night
8. The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
9. Iggy Pop - I Wanna Be Your Dog