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Episode 1: Fear and Loathing

Alan Freeman kicks off his epic series exploring at the development of popular music. First broadcast in 1994.

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  • XTC

    This Is Pop?

    • Compact XTC The - The Singles 1978/85.
    • Virgin.
    • CDV-2251.
  • The Velvet Underground

    Rock And Roll

    • Another View.
    • Verve.
    • 829-4052.
  • Van Morrison

    IN THE DAYS BEFORE ROCK 'N' ROLL

    • ENLIGHTENMENT.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 847-1002.
  • Kay Starr

    So Tired

    • Capitol Collectors Series.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • USCA29001428.
  • The Andrews Sisters

    Rum and Coca Cola

    • Hits of 1944.
    • Living Era.
    • AJA-5154.
  • Carl Perkins

    THAT DON'T MOVE ME

    • THE VERY BEST OF SUN ROCK 'N' ROLL (VARIOUS ARTISTS).
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • MCCD-024.
  • Chuck Berry

    SCHOOL DAYS

    • Spotlight on Chuck Berry.
    • Chess.
    • SPOT-1003/A.
  • LEE LEWIS, JERRY

    WILD ONE

    • I AM WHAT I AM!.
    • INSTANT.
    • CD INS-5008.
  • Bill Haley & His Comets

    Rock Around The Clock

    • That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists.
    • EMI.
    • CDEMTVD-100*.
  • Bill Haley & His Comets

    ROCK THE JOINT

    • ROCK THE JOINT.
    • ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS.
    • RCCD-3001.
  • Bill Haley & His Comets

    THE SAINTS ROCK N ROLL

    • THE EP COLLECTION.
    • SEE FOR MILES.
    • SEECD-378.
  • LYMON, FRANKIE AND THE TEENAGERS

    I'M NOT A JUVENILE DELINQUENT

    • THE BEST OF FRANKIE LYMON & THE TEENAGERS.
    • EMI.
    • CDP-7934432.
  • Eddie Cochran

    C'mon Everybody

    • That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
    • CDEMTVD-100.
  • Eddie Cochran

    TEENAGE HEAVEN

    • 20 GREAT TRACKS.
    • EMI.
    • CDMFP-5748.
  • Eddie Cochran

    Weekend

    • The Hits Of 1961 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
    • CD-MFP-6019.
  • Chuck Berry

    MEMPHIS

    • THE GREAT TWENTY EIGHT.
    • CHESS.
    • CHD-92500.
  • Little Richard

    READY TEDDY

    • 22 CLASSIC CUTS.
    • ACE.
    • CDCH-195.
  • Little Richard

    Long Tall Sally

    • Little Richard - British Hit Single.
    • Ace.
    • CDCHM-729.
  • Chuck Berry

    ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

    • ROCK'N'ROLL GREATS VOLUME 4.
    • MUSIC FOR PLEASURE/EMI.
    • CD MFP-5942.
  • Elvis Presley

    GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT

    • GREAT ROCKABILLY, VOLUME 3.
    • SMITH SOUND AND VISION.
    • SCCD-1170.
  • Elvis Presley

    Hound Dog

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hit.
    • RCA.
    • PD-90100.
  • Elvis Presley

    Blue Suede Shoes

    • 50 Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
    • 74321-811042.
  • Etta James

    THE WALLFLOWER (ROLL WITH ME HENRY)

    • RICHARD BERRY - YAMA! YAMA!.
    • ACE.
    • CDCHD-1029.
  • Dave Bartholomew

    Texas Hop

    • Shrimp And Gumbo.
    • Imperial.
    • 1566311.
  • Elvis Presley

    One Night

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hit.
    • RCA.
    • PD-90100.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis

    Great Balls of Fire

    • American Bandstand.
    • Disky.
    • BX999482.
  • The Showmen

    It Will Stand

    • New Orleans:Home of the Blues Volumes 1&2.
    • Stateside.
    • 00946-38439820.
  • Stan Freberg

    THE GREAT PRETENDER

    • N/A.
    • CAPITOL.
    • CDP7-91627 2.
  • Chuck Willis

    HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES

    • ATLANTIC RHYTHM AND BLUES 1947-1974 VOLUME 3 (1955-1958).
    • ATLANTIC.
    • 81295-2.
  • Danny & The Juniors

    Rock and Roll is here To Stay

    • Rockfile Volume 20.
    • black line.
    • 0-0.
  • Eddie Cochran

    Somethin' Else

    • Eddie Cochran - The Best Of.
    • EMI.
    • 8540282.
  • Vienna Philharmonic

    Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C Minor, 1st Mvt

    • Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 5.
    • Deutsche Gramaphone.
    • 415 861-2.
  • Chuck Berry

    Roll Over Beethoven

    • The Best Of Chuck Berry.
    • Music Club.
    • MCCD-019.
  • The Who

    The Seeker

    • Reaction Records.
  • John Lee Hooker

    One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer

    • MCA.

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