Catch up on all our programmes and videos celebrating the stars and sounds of the era.
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Leo Green chooses some favourite songs from the 1950's
Including the creation of the Radiophonic Workshop.
Documentaries looking at British rock and jazz music in the pre-Beatles era.
Noah Evans tells his dad why he loves music and gives his best radio presenter audition
Chris and Noah, head off in the 'cassette car' and talk all things life and Buddy Holly.
Marty Wilde talks about discovering Cash's guitars at his Californian home.
Imelda May talks about the queen of rockabilly, the one and only Wanda Jackson.
Iggy Pop and Ben Ratliff discuss the birth of rock and roll
Levi Roots champions Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill as his favourite 50s song.
Actress Rita Tushingham from 'A Taste of Honey' names her favourite song from the 50s
Gregory Porter discusses a song he loves which combines gospel and soul music
What song could Guy Garvey be talking about? It's one of his faves from the 50s
Graham Nash from Crosby, Stills and Nash talks about his favourite song from the 50s
Engelbert Humperdinck talks about his infamous name
Cyndi shares the memories of that famous Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame argument!
The designer reflects upon his love of the decade - from its music to style.
Radio 2 50s Preview
Leo Green presents 'Fabulous Films of the 50s' with Joe Stilgoe and Louise Dearman.
Chris Barber takes a trip down memory lane and revisits some of his old jazz haunts in and around Soho.
The legendary Doris Day is Michael Ball's special guest for Sunday Brunch.
Bruce Welch of the Shadows plays the first ever Fender Stratocaster in the UK.