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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 6

How Dr Dre's success with NWA was overshadowed by a devastating loss. Jimmy Iovine discusses his work with Tom Petty and Patti Smith, and his relationship with Stevie Nicks.

In this second episode, Jimmy Lovine’s reputation as a fearless, talented and indefatigable producer is explored, along with how he reached the West Coast following a successful collaboration with Patti Smith.

He describes moving to Los Angeles to produce with Tom Petty and his secret relationship with Stevie Nicks.

Dr Dre talks about provocative songs, such as Straight Outta Compton, which were shaped by the bitter race relations in Los Angeles. NWA evolved into a force to be reckoned with, in LA and beyond. But a devastating personal loss for Dr Dre overshadowed the success.

42 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Jul 2020 01:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:04



  • 00:06

    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

    Bowed Waves

  • 00:08


    Slow Ride

  • 00:11

    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

    Looking Ahead

  • 00:12

    Patti Smith Group

    Because the Night

  • 00:16

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


  • 00:17

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


  • 00:21

    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

    Possibilities Are Endless

  • 00:21

    Fleetwood Mac


  • 00:25

    Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

  • 00:29

    J.J. Fad


  • 00:30

    David McCallum

    The Edge

  • 00:30



  • 00:31

    David McCallum

    The Edge

  • 00:34


    F*** Tha Police

  • 00:43


    Sunday Bloody Sunday


Role Contributor
Participant Dr. Dre
Participant Jimmy Iovine
Director Allen Hughes


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