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The Man Who Recorded America: Jac Holzman's Elektra Records

Documentary about 1960s record label Elektra Records, run by suave visionary Jac Holzman. Featuring contributions from Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Judy Collins and the BBC archive.

In the 1960s, a small indie label would conquer American music. With artists like the Doors, Love, Tim Buckley, the Incredible String Band and the Stooges, Elektra Records was consistently on the cutting edge, having built its name initially with folk revival artists like Judy Collins and Tom Paxton, signed out of Greenwich Village. Elektra was run by suave visionary Jac Holzman and this is his story. Featuring contributions from Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Judy Collins and choice BBC archive.

50 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Nov 2010 01:35

Music Played

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

  • The Doors

    Break On Through

    • To the Other Side.
  • Judy Collins

    Turn, Turn, Turn

    • To Everything There Is A Season.
  • Tom Paxton

    My Ramblin' Boy

  • Love

    Alone Again Or

  • Love

    Between Clark & Hilldale

  • The Doors

    Riders on the Storm

  • The Doors

    Alabama Song

    • Whisky Bar.
  • Tim Buckley

    Happy Time

    • I'm Coming Home Again.
  • Tom Rush

    These Days

  • The Incredible String Band

    The Half-Remarkable Question

  • MC5

    Kick Out The Jams

  • The Stooges

    I Feel Alright

  • Nico

    Janitor Of Lunacy

  • Bread

    Make It With You

  • Carly Simon


  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Harry Chapin


  • Jackson Browne

    For A Dancer

  • None

    Deleted Record


Role Contributor
Producer Ben Whalley