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Keith Richards - The Origin of the Species

Documentary about Keith Richards's postwar childhood in Dartford and London, exploring the cultural undercurrents and transformative thinking which occurred between 1945 and 1962.

A Julien Temple-authored documentary essay film about Keith Richards's postwar childhood and adolescence in Dartford and London. Exploring the cultural undercurrents and transformative thinking which occurred in England between 1945 and 1962 and made possible the worldwide explosion of British rock music during the 60s, in which Keith played such a crucial role.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Sep 2016 21:00

Music Played

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

  • Vera Lynn & The Fron Male Voice Choir

    We'll Meet Again

  • The Rolling Stones

    Gimme Shelter

  • The Rolling Stones

    Street Fighting Man

  • The Rolling Stones

    Factory Girl

  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra

    The Last Time

  • Keith Richards

    Crosseyed Heart

  • The Rolling Stones

    You Got the Silver

  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra

    Play with Fire

  • Tennessee Ernie Ford

    Sixteen Tons

  • Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots

    Cow Cow Boogie

  • Louis Armstrong

    Takes Two to Tango

  • Sarah Vaughan

    Black Coffee

  • The Rolling Stones

    Wild Horses

  • The Rolling Stones

    I'm A King Bee

  • Roy Rogers, Dale Evans & Dusty Rogers

    Happy Trails

  • The Rolling Stones

    The Spider and the Fly

  • The Rolling Stones

    She's a Rainbow

  • Fats Domino

    Rockin' Bicycle

  • Davey Graham

    She Moved Through the Fair

  • Reginald Dixon

    I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

  • Elvis Presley

    Blue Christmas

  • Mississippi John Hurt

    Candy Man Blues

  • Ambrose and His Orchestra

    Happy Days Are Here Again

  • The Rolling Stones

    You Can't Always Get What You Want

  • Oldies But Goodies Holiday Players

    All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)

  • The Rolling Stones

    2120 South Michigan Avenue

  • The Coasters

    Charlie Brown

  • Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs

    Wooly Bully

  • Ted Heath & His Music

    Hot Toddy

  • Quintette du Hot Club de France

    Minor Swing

  • Lonnie & Lonnie

    Don't You Rock Me Daddy O

  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra

    Life Begins at Oxford Circus

  • Billie Anthony

    It's Fun Finding Out About London

  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    Conductor: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Start Me Up

  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

  • Max Miller

    Come Hither With Your Zither

  • Chuck Berry

    Almost Grown

  • The Rolling Stones

    Midnight Rambler

  • The Rolling Stones

    The Last Time

  • Little Richard

    Ready Teddy

  • Gene Vincent


  • Duane Eddy

    Theme For Moon Children

  • Chuck Berry

    Down the Road Apiece

  • Bert Weedon & Duane Eddy

    Rebel Rouser

  • Joe Brown

    You Make a Monkey Out of Me

  • Link Wray


  • Love Affair

    Rainbow Valley

  • The Modern Jazz Quartet


  • Frank Ifield

    She Taught Me How to Yodel

  • Ornette Coleman


  • Laurel Aitken

    Boogie in My Bones

  • Tinariwen

    Tenere Taqhim Tossam (feat. Kyp Malone & Tunde Adebimpe)

  • Tommy Johnson

    Cool Drink of Water Blues

  • Big Maceo

    Detroit Stomp

  • The Rolling Stones

    Child of The Moon

  • The Rolling Stones

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra

    Time Is on My Side

  • The Rolling Stones

    Sympathy For The Devil

  • The Rolling Stones

    Stray Cat Blues


Role Contributor
Participant Keith Richards
Director Julien Temple
Executive Producer Jane Rose
Executive Producer Amanda Temple
Editor Jonny Halifax


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