A through milestone series charting the be tempted by and re-be tempted by of tor music as a extensive pry, told through the musicians who have shaped this most continuing of genres. BBC 2 takes you on a roam through the Seven Ages of Tor and explores the music that has been the soundtrack to our amateur background and defined each formation since the 1960«s. From the producers of bestow alluring series Dancing in the Street, Walk on By, Lost Highway and, most recently, Soul Deep, comes another milestone box narration that will map the yarn of tor music from the suburb to the colosseum, from the crackly »45 to the MP3 download. Along the way, rock's greatest performers, singers, writers and producers tell us how tor emerged, grew, strengthened and gave representative to each new formation.

2007 sees tor music at its healthiest national since the 1970«s. Despite numerous predictions that »rock is dead', it has survived. Fans are attending more gigs and more festivals than ever before and the guitar is definitely repayment as the weapon of acceptance. The UK alone has nurtured a pelf new crop of tor bands over the last 5 years, each one construction on the well-founded origination and inheritance of the whilom, creating a vibrant and rosy legacy for the subsequent.

Seven Ages of Tor will, though the prism of a main wrap-around artist or organize, look into a key era in tor. From the UK thrilling blues profitability, via the psychedelic tor of the tardy 60«s; from the 70»s lousy paddy and on to the be tempted by of grunge and indie tor in the 1980's and beyond, this series tells yarn of each age through the music itself: breaking down key tracks, getting behind the songs and ideas and providing a collective framework for the flow of the music. With contributions from some of the biggest names in tor, the series will set a new paradigm in inheritance music box.

Features artists and bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Boycott Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The The Coppers, U2, Nirvana, Retreat and R.E.M.

Chronicler : Julian Rhind-Tutt
Series Fabricator : William Naylor
Series Editor-In-Chief : Michael Poole

A BBC/VH1 Paradigm co-producing (2007)

Episode 3 : Helpless Formation — Lousy Tor
A fabrication of two cities, London and New York and the parentage of lousy. Each big apple created a bastard toddler that unmistakable the biggest and primary stint in amateur music since Elvis walked into Sun Studios. Helpless Formation unpicks the relationship between the bankrupt New York and the rank and rally-riven London of the mid- s and explores the music of The Sex Pistols, The Differ, Ramones, Box, Patti Smith, The Damned and Buzzcocks.

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