The story of how two of the greatest albums of all time were released on the same day.
Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come has become a classic anthem for civil rights in the USA
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Composer Nitin Sawhney tells the story of George Harrison’s most famous album.
Courtney Pine explores John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, fifty years after its release.
Despite their hit anthem of love and support, Simon and Garfunkel struck some wrong notes.
People of all ages reflect on their love of this simple song, made famous by Patsy Cline.
Cleveland Watkiss and Dame Cleo marvel at Ella Fitzgerald's Mac the Knife and give it a go
Peggy Lee's daughter Nicki Foster talks about her mother's life and her hit record.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.
Paul Gambaccini discovers how Gallic charm won Gigi the Best Picture Oscar in 1959.
Glenn Patterson traces the cultural journey of Van Morrison's much-covered song Gloria.
David Benedict reviews Guys And Dolls
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Kerry Shale reads from ‘Nilsson: The Life of a Singer Songwriter’ by Alyn Shipton.
Andy Kershaw re-examines the Bob Dylan album that changed popular music and his life.
Alyn Shipton and trombonist Paul Tanner reflect on the impact of the jitterbug super hit.
Robbie Robertson, Al Kooper and Greil Marcus reflect on Bob Dylan's iconic song.
The Brecht/Weill song Mack the Knife written for The Threepenny Opera in 1928.
John Wilson talks to Marianne Jean-Baptiste about Miles Davis' seminal 1959 album
In Mexico Lucy Duran meets La Negra Graciana and talks about the country's most famous song "La Bamba".
Geoffrey Smith dissects Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.
Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's film theme for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Classic musical. Curly McLain and Jud Fry vie for the affections of pretty Laurey Williams
Reflections on the impact of The Wizard of Oz's 'Over the Rainbow'.
The impact of the song written by Leiber and Stoller, inspired by the writer Thomas Mann.
The racial politics of George Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.
Frances Fyfield and friends explore the score of Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess.
Soul Music examines Gershwin's 'experiment in modern music', 90 years after its premiere.
Stuart Maconie tells the story of the fifth and final album by the Police.
A new series in which Stuart Maconie looks at four final albums, and tells their stories.