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Roger Linn's Drum Machines

Tuesday 29 May 2007 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Repeated: Saturday 2 June 2007 15:30-16:00 (Radio 4 FM)


The remarkable story of Roger Linn, inventor of the drum machine. The son of an opera singer and a music professor, Linn's invention revolutionised popular music. He has inspired artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Heaven 17, and the Wu Tang Clan. Exploited by shady businessmen, Linn has been a reclusive figure for decades.

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