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Rock 'n' Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman

Film shining a spotlight on the untold story of the musicians behind some of the greatest artists and featuring interviews with Mick Jagger, Billy Joel and Keith Richards.

Film shining a spotlight on the untold story of the sidemen, the musicians behind some of the greatest artists of all time. The sidemen are the forgotten 'guns for hire' that changed musical history. Featuring interviews with Mick Jagger, Billy Joel and Keith Richards, taking viewers from the 1960s to today, via global stars such as Prince, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Beyonce.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Aug 2019 00:15

Music Played

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

  • 00:02

    Material

    I'm The One

  • 00:04

    The Rolling Stones

    Gimme Shelter

  • 00:07

    The Rolling Stones

    You Can't Always Get What You Want

  • 00:08

    Peech Boys

    Don't Make Me Wait

  • 00:13

    Mick Jagger

    Just Another Night

  • 00:16

    The Rolling Stones

    Mixed Emotions

  • 00:20

    David Bowie

    Jean Genie

  • 00:22

    David Bowie

    Stay

  • 00:23

    Prince & The Revolution

    Raspberry Beret

  • 00:24

    Prince & The Revolution

    Mountains

  • 00:30

    Larz-Kristerz

    Purple Rain

  • 00:36

    Peech Boys

    Life is Something Special

  • 00:39

    Booker T. & The MG’s

    Time Is Tight

  • 00:43

    Otis Redding

    These Arms of Mine

  • 00:47

    Otis Redding

    (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

  • 00:50

    John Lennon

    Im Losing You

  • 00:51

    Billy Joel

    Storm Front (Live At Yankee Stadium)

  • 00:56

    DEVO

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

  • 00:57

    Steely Dan

    Show Biz Kids

  • 01:01

    Prince

    Girls And Boys

  • 01:02

    Wendy & Lisa

    Are You My Baby

  • 01:03

    Wendy & Lisa

    Sideshow

  • 01:09

    Scritti Politti

    Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)

  • 01:11

    Average White Band

    Cut The Cake

  • 01:12

    War

    Galaxy

  • 01:17

    Miles Davis

    In A Silent Way

  • 01:20

    David Bowie

    Space Oddity

  • 01:21

    David Bowie

    Space Oddity

  • 01:26

    Sniff ’n’ the Tears

    Driver's Seat

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Earl Slick
Interviewed Guest Mick Jagger
Interviewed Guest Billy Joel
Interviewed Guest Keith Richards
Producer Francis Whately
Director Francis Whately
Executive Producer Phil Dolling

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