How the British-born singer Vince Taylor inspired David Bowie's mythical rock star.
Robin Denselow profiles musician Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday.
Tracey McLeod recalls the girl groups of the 1960s.
Mark Lamarr explores the life of blues woman Memphis Minnie.
The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th-century legends - in a Miami gym in 1964.
Phill Jupitus investigates the social importance of 2 Tone music in Britain.
Paul Gambaccini uncovers the stories behind the Who's classic 1970 live album.
Intimate portrait of the musician Robert Wyatt in his own words.
Robert Sandall talks to the Rolling Stones drummer about his passion for jazz.
Pink Floyd members explore the tragic mental breakdown of former front man Syd Barrett.
How a new style of music emerged and flourished under South African apartheid.
Stephen Evans talks to producer Rick Rubin about his work with the legendary Johnny Cash.
Stuart Maconie examines The Smiths' final album, Strangeways, Here We Come.
Marybeth Hamilton recalls an extraordinary 1938 interview with Jelly Roll Morton.
The life of Louis Armstrong as told through his archive of tape recordings.
Stuart Maconie tells the story of the fifth and final album by the Police.
Pete Paphides tells the story behind three follow-up albums, such as Suede's Dog Man Star.
Lynne Walker talks to the American composer about the evolution of his music.
Tom Robinson explores Jimi Hendrix and the guitarist's political beliefs and outlook.
Shirley Collins tells the story of Alan Lomax's historic 1959 trip to the southern states.
Matthew Sweet celebrates the life and work of composer Delia Derbyshire.
Stuart Maconie talks to the reclusive Scott Walker.
An early sampler, this 1960s musical invention's fans include Paul McCartney.
Nick Barraclough pays tribute to the art of the backing vocalist.
Robert Sandall examines the difference punk made to women's lives.
Navid Akhtar examines the legacy of the influential Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Joanna Macgregor nominates the chanteuse and civil rights activist Nina Simone.
John Wilson explores the life, death and music of English singer songwriter Nick Drake.
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Mark Coles interviews the legendary Lou Reed.