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New York skyline in the 70s

Once Upon a Time in New York

How the squalid streets of 70s New York gave birth to music that would go on to conquer the world: Punk, Disco and Hip Hop.


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Launch our new broadband console to watch programme clips and exclusive footage of Patti Smith.

Artists & Albums

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Profiles and reviews

Read more about the artists featured in the documentaries, and their most significant music.


The director's trip

Read programme director Ben Whalley's perspective on a changing city.

Photo gallery


Check out iconic shots of the main players

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