George Clinton talks about trying to save The Apollo Theatre and being the last act to play in the space before its' intended closure. Taken from the BBC Arena documentary of 1985 The Apollo Story (Part Two).
Jim describes the 'pressure cooker' which is the southern small town community with the aid of an ice cream cone before singing 'Alabama Chrome' in the fore court of a shut down gas station.Taken from the 2004 BBC Arena film Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus.
Martin Carthy performs 'Scarborough Fair' to open BBC Arena's 'Dylan in the Madhouse', an exploration of Dylan's first visit to London in 1962. As Carthy performs we see and hear newsreel footage from that year. Carthy goes on to tell of Dylan's performance at his folk club in London and the evening they spent together.
The Rolling Stones are interviewed on a visit to Morocco in 1989. They talk about visiting the country in 1967 and we hear Cecil Beaton's description of them as Mick Jagger and 'a sleepy band of gypsies'.
A clip from Arena: Cool (2009).Gerry Mulligan's 1952 track 'Line for Lyons' is combined with images of the 'cool' 50s in California and a recording of an interview with Mulligan which drives home the importance of the 'West Coast Sound' to the history of Jazz music.
A clip from Arena: Brian Eno- Another Green World. Eno describes his childhood bicycle adventures and the transcendence of being in nature and discusses his desire to create new places through musical innovation.
A clip from Arena: Brian Eno- Another Green World. Eno's reflections about the way in which various different musical forms have influenced him are juxtaposed with footage of Roxy Music playing 'Do The Strand'.
Arena is the BBC's multi award-winning arts strandThe Peggy Sue who inspired the song of that name describes how she met Buddy Holley in the corridor of their local high school and we see the town where they both grew up. Taken from BBC Arena's 'Tales of Rock and Roll' directed by James Marsh.
The Story of Joe Meek's record 'Telstar' - performed by The Tornados and written in celebration of the launch of the first communications satellite in 1962. Clip taken from Arena: The Strange Story of Joe Meek (1991).
Tony Grinham shows us around the graveyard where he did location sound recording with Joe Meek. We hear the cat making 'human sounds' recorded by Meek there and later transcribed . Clip from the 1991 BBC Arena: The Strange Story of Joe Meek.