The importance of music throughout the history of the last century
The seminal alternative rock band play their first gig at a high school in New Jersey.
Barbarito Torres speaks about playing on the ground-breaking album of Cuban music
Daisuke Inoue was playing in a band in Kobe Japan when he invented the Karaoke machine
The home of Afghanistan's traditional musicians was destroyed in 1992.
The psychedelic Czech rock band which became a symbol of resistance to communist rule.
In 1966 the singer-songwriter announced on stage that he was going to stop performing
In 1977 the Nigerian military stormed the musician's compound in Lagos.
In the autumn of 1973 a Bronx DJ held a ground-breaking party.
Jamaica is best known for Reggae music, but before Reggae, came Ska.
In 1942 starving musicians in besieged Leningrad performed Shostakovich's Symphony
We hear from farmer Michael Eavis, who began the music festival in 1970
In 1978, Iran's top musicians took a stand against the Monarchy
The story of the great South African singer who spent 30 years in exile
Country music legend Willie Nelson holds the first benefit concert for American farmers
How the Pakistani Qawali singer became an international music sensation..
The Monkees were the world's first 'manufactured' boy band - created especially for TV.
The English singer, actor and playwright was invited to do a show in Las Vegas
E.T Mensah's Highlife music took Africa by storm in the 1950s
The remarkable story of Maryam Mursal, one of the superstars of 1970s Somali music .
Russia's first radio DJ, Seva Novgorodsev, went on air at the height of the Cold War
How the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch survived the Holocaust by playing music.