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Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges

Documentary looking at how, during the 1960s, the blue collar Midwestern city of Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval.

Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval.

In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit's inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America.

With contributions from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Martha Reeves, John Sinclair and the MC5.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 5 Dec 2011 02:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Dancing In The Street

  • John Lee Hooker

    Boogie Chillin'

  • John Lee Hooker

    Boom Boom

  • Barrett Strong

    Money

  • The Marvelettes

    Please Mr Postman

  • The Supremes

    Where Did Our Love Go

  • Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Nowhere to Run

  • The Temptations Original Lead Singers

    My Girl

  • The Supremes

    Baby Love

  • The Stooges

    Starship

  • MC5

    The American Ruse

  • MC5

    Rambling Rose

  • John Lee Hooker

    Motor City is Burning

  • The Supremes

    Love Child

  • Marvin Gaye

    What's Going on?

  • The Temptations Original Lead Singers

    Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

  • MC5

    Motor City is Burning

  • The Stooges

    We Will Fall

  • George Clinton

    I Got A Thing

  • The Stooges

    No Fun

  • The Stooges

    1969

  • The Stooges

    I Wanna Be Your Dog

  • Alice Cooper

    Almamater

  • Alice Cooper

    School's Out

  • Stevie Wonder

    Living For the City

  • The White Stripes

    Seven Nation Army

  • Eminem

    Lose Yourself

Credit

Role Contributor
Producer Ben Whalley

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