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BBC Music Day on Radio 4

Radio 4 brings you the stories behind the music.

Listen to Mastertapes, and hear Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Rufus Wainwright give the backstories of their seminal albums.

Classic documentaries that give you the inside track on the record labels we’ve grown up with, the tales behind the tunes and the music that moves you.

And Desert Island Discs; what’s on your list?

Plus music journalist John Doran selects some essential reading for BBC Music Day.

Visit the BBC Music Day website for a full round-up of all the events and broadcasts on Friday 5 June 2015

DJ Yoda Mix

DJ Yoda vs Radio 4

Radio 4, but like you've never heard it before

10 Sleeves Notes to Read Before You Die

From The Fall to XTC to John Coltrane, music journalist John Doran selects some essential reading for BBC Music Day.

Classic documentaries that give you the inside track on the record labels we’ve grown up with, the tales behind the tunes and the music that moves you.

Desert Island Discs

If you had to choose your favourite tracks to take to a Desert Island what would they be? Over 3,000 guests have picked their tracks over the years on Desert Island Discs.

The result is a fascinating journey through the music memories and choices of politicians, musicians, doctors, actors, adventurers, charity workers and people from all walks of life.

Hear the latest castaway, Pamela Rose a 97 year old former Bletchley Girl.

Download Desert Island Discs

Soul Music

Hear two episodes from the powerful series Soul Music, delving into tracks with huge emotional impact.

Download all previous episodes of Soul Music