Roxy Music: A Musical History
Documentary exploring the music of rock band Roxy Music and its frontman Bryan Ferry. Famous fans of both celebrate their musical history with a selection of their greatest hits.
Documentary exploring the music of rock band Roxy Music, who have a good claim to be one of the UK's most influential bands. Led by charismatic front man Bryan Ferry, their striking style and great songs won them an army of fans who would go on to make their own mark in the world of music.
In this celebration of the music of both Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, insights and anecdotes are provided by household names from Sadie Frost to Glenn Gregory & Martyn Ware, Gaz Coombes, New Order's Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, Shaun Ryder and Alan McGee, Ana Matronic and more.
Formed in 1971, Roxy Music was the brain child of art student Bryan Ferry. His advert in Melody Maker gathered the initial line-up which included guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackay, keyboard player Brian Eno and drummer Paul Thompson.
Pioneers of glam, their outlandish fashion sense, songwriting and pioneering use of electronics created a glorious package. Punk, New Wave and New Romantic music owe a huge debt to Bryan and Roxy Music.
Style is one thing, but the substance was reflected in a catalogue of classic songs - combined they create an enduring legacy which is celebrated in a golden hour of their greatest hits.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Interviewed Guest||Gaz Coombes|
|Interviewed Guest||Emma Dabiri|
|Interviewed Guest||Sadie Frost|
|Interviewed Guest||Gillian Gilbert|
|Interviewed Guest||Glenn Gregory|
|Interviewed Guest||Ana Matronic|
|Interviewed Guest||Alan McGee|
|Interviewed Guest||Stephen Morris|
|Interviewed Guest||Sian Pattenden|
|Interviewed Guest||Shaun Ryder|
|Interviewed Guest||Martyn Ware|
|Series Producer||Siobhan Logue|