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Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line

Kate Mossman looks beyond the cliches of grunge babes and rock chicks as she goes behind rock's untold stories to discover if it has always been different for the girl in a band.

All too often, every great female rock musician has to answer a predictable question - what is it like being a girl in a band?

For many, the sight of a girl shredding a guitar or laying into the drums is still a bit of a novelty. As soon as women started forming their own bands they were given labels - the rock chick, the girl band or one half of the rock 'n' roll couple.

Kate Mossman aims to look beyond the cliches of fallen angels, grunge babes and rock chicks as she gets the untold stories from rock's frontline to discover if it has always been different for the girl in a band.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 10 May 2019 23:30

Music Played

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

  • 00:07

    The Beach Boys

    Good Vibrations

  • 00:08

    Glen Campbell

    Wichita Lineman

  • 00:26

    Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Hong Kong Garden

  • 00:41

    New Order

    World In Motion

  • 00:50

    The Breeders

    Divine Hammer (Single Version)

  • 00:54

    Oasis

    Rock 'N' Roll Star

  • 00:54

    Blur

    Girls & Boys

  • 00:54

    Blur

    Country House

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Mossman
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Producer Dione Newton
Director Dione Newton
Participant Tina Weymouth
Participant Elkie Brooks
Participant Carol Kaye
Participant Lita Ford
Participant Viv Albertine
Participant Pauline Murray
Participant Brix Smith
Participant Gillian Gilbert
Participant Kim McAuliffe
Participant Miki Berenyi
Participant Jehnny Beth
Participant June Millington
Participant Mary Dostal
Participant Valerie Nilson
Participant Kelley Deal
Participant Josephine Wiggs

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