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Sarah Murphy Sarah Murphy | 12:49 UK time, Thursday, 24 February 2011

A small dose of American song this week with programmes featuring successful songwriters Carole King and James Taylor as well as a Classic Albums special charting the making of Tom Petty's Damn The Torpedoes.

BBC Four brings it back closer to home on Friday night with a documentary on the career of English blue eyed soul singer and pop rock musician Steve Winwood.

Friday 25 February - BBC Four
1930 - 2100: The Salzburg Festival Part Two
The conclusion of the first full-length history charting the somewhat tortured history of the Salzburg Festival, with an all-star cast including Herbert von Karajan, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Georg Solti, Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Karl Bohm, Toscanini, Placido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, and more.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yvtwv

2100 - 2200: Forever Young: How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up
Repeated BBC Four Friday 2555, Sunday 2345
Documentary which looks at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with the unthinkable - namely growing up and growing old, from its roots in the 50s as a music made by young people for young people to the 21st century phenomena of the revival and the comeback.
Featuring contributions from musicians Lemmy, Iggy Pop, Peter Noone, Rick Wakeman, Paul Jones, Richard Thompson, Suggs, Eric Burdon, Bruce Welch, Robert Wyatt, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Chris Dreja of the Yardbirds, Alison Moyet, Robyn Hitchcock, writers Rosie Boycott and Nick Kent and producer Joe Boyd.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sxjls

2200 - 2300: Steve Winwood: English Soul
Repeated BBC Four Friday 2455, Sunday 2445
From childhood prodigy to veteran master, Birmingham-born Steve Winwood's extraordinary career is like a map of the major changes in British rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues from the 1960s to the present. This in-depth profile traces that journey and reveals a master musician blending Ray Charles and English hymnody into a unique brand of English soul.
Paul Bernay's film blends extensive interviews with Winwood in his Gloucestershire home with rare archive footage and contributing interviews with Eric Clapton, Paul Rodgers, Paul Jones, Paul Weller, Muff Winwood, Dave Mason and more.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00srj7k

Steve Winwood


2300 - 2400: Carole King and James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour

Repeated BBC Four Friday 2655, Sunday 2545
Carole King and James Taylor reunited at the intimate Hollywood venue in concert in 2007 to play their era-defining hits, nearly four decades after they first performed at the Troubadour in November 1970, a year before their Tapestry and Sweet Baby James' albums stormed the American charts. King and Taylor are backed by the Section, the same band that propelled those albums into homes around the world.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sftvw

2400 - 2455: Classic Albums: Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes
The third album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1979, has long been regarded as a classic. A mix of rootsy American rock 'n' roll and the best of the British invasion, of jangling Byrds guitars and Stones-like rhythms, Damn he Torpedoes was the album that took Petty into the major league and re-defined American rock.
This programme tells the story behind the conception and recording of the album and the transformation it made to the band's career. Using interviews, acoustic performance, archive footage and a return to the multi-tracks with the main protagonists, it shows how Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs and sounds with the help of co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x7chg

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