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The story of how The Move failed to earn any royalties from their track Flowers in the Rain, which was the first song played when Radio 1 was launched 50 years ago.

Ayo Akinwolere returns with Inside Out West Midlands and a story of pop music, power and politics. Fifty years ago Birmingham band The Move earned a place in pop history when their song Flowers in the Rain was the first to be played at the launch of Radio 1. But the band never made a penny from the track after an extraordinary intervention by the prime minister of the day.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Oct 2017 19:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Ayo Akinwolere
Series Editor Dave Hart

Broadcast

  • Mon 2 Oct 2017 19:30