As part of the BBC’s raft of programming around its My Generation music season, supermodel Twiggy will be launching a show uncovering the musical memories of the UK
People’s History of Pop, which begins on 15 April on BBC Four, charts the UK’s musical heritage from the mid-50s to the mid-90s through the eyes of the fans.
The four-part series is being made by production company 7Wonder and is based on memorabilia and memories that have been meticulously sourced from music lovers across the country; from Beatlemania to The Rolling Stones, from mods, to ska, to bluebeat and Millie Small, the show looks back at the music that we all cherished and the memories that it evokes.
Twiggy said “This series is seen through the eyes of music fans, from lovers of skiffle to rock ‘n’ roll, pop to ska, and rhythm and blues to folk… it’s the precious music that we all cherished, danced to and went giddy over.”
Unearthed gems include a recording of John Lennon’s first ever recorded performance with his band The Quarrymen on the day that he met Paul McCartney for the first time.
The producers of the show have appealed to music lovers across the UK to submit details of their most precious memories, and memorabilia to the programme. Currently over 3000 items have been uploaded, promising an exciting and detailed insight into the music of the past 50 years.
People’s History of Pop begins Friday 15th April at 9pm