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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.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Dec 2018 22:00


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Role Contributor
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
Director Siobhan Logue


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