Singer Alfie Boe is brutally honest about his dislike of the most esteemed opera houses.
From Boomtown Rat to famine relief ambassador, Bob Geldof explores his life in sound.
For the Front Row podcast, the singer songwriter shares the film, book and TV he loves.
As part of U2's new album 'Innocence & Experience', Bono wrote 'Iris' about his mother.
Three friends remember the night in 1973 when George Brassens performed in Cardiff.
Quentin Blake talks to Posy Simmonds about discovering Brassens as a student in Paris
John Wilson talks to Don McLean about his timeless classic album, American Pie
Don McLean playing live at Maida Vale Studios for Mastertapes
Don McLean playing live at Maida Vale for Mastertapes
Greg Jenner on the great song and dance man Gene Kelly.
Comedian Linda Smith nominates musician, actor and artist Ian Dury.
Entertainer Bernie Clifton explores the impact of Austrian Tenor Richard Tauber.
If Tom Jones could have sat in the front row of any live music performance, which one would it have been?
Isy Suttie chooses Yorkshire-born singer songwriter Jake Thackray
Tayo Popoola explores Nigeria's enduring love of Jim Reeves and country and western music.
John Wilson talks to singer-songwriter John Martyn about his life and work.
Julian Barnes's essay on one if his favourite singers.
Read by Samuel West.
David McAlmont tells the fabulous tale of Sylvester James and his disco hit Mighty Real.
Nitin Sawhney champions the life of American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley
Why don’t we all know more about African American country music legend Charley Pride?
Phil Collins on his friend singer-songwriter John Martyn
The author on the song Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète by George Brassens
Remembering Roy Rogers and some other great cinema cowboys Wayne, Cooper, Hart and Canutt.
Simon Mayo interviews Russell Crowe
Otis Redding's lonely lament and why it matters to people aged from 20 to 80
Reem Kelani explores the role of music in the Egyptian revolution of early 2011.
Alistair Cooke reflects on Sir Alexander Cadogan, Philip Larkin and Mister Rogers.