Thursday, June 05, 2008

Detroit Night on BBC Four

Detroit Night, BBC Four Friday 7 March 2008

9pm, What's Going On: The Life And Death Of Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye had ground-breaking albums which revolutionised American Soul. Yet his personal life was marred by failed relationships, drug addiction and an abusive father. Featuring interviews with him and those who knew him.

10pm, Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges

Documentary of the city in the 60s and 70s. The story of those who escaped their factory birthright to create revolutionary music in a blue-collar city without pity. Looking at how, during the 1960s, the blue collar Midwestern city of Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval. Duration: 60 minutes. [Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at 7 pm, Free admission, MOCAD/Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201].

11pm, John Lee Hooker and Friends

John Lee Hooker performs with various friends live at the Sweetwater Club, Mill Valley, California. Artists include Rye Cooder, John Hammond, Bonnie Rait and Johnnie Johnson.

12.35am, Iggy Pop and the Stooges at Glastonbury

Iggy Pop's 2007 performance at Glastonbury, when the fans stormed the stage.

1.35am, Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges (Repeated).

2.35am, Originals: George Clinton

Godfather of funk George Clinton talks to filmmaker Don Letts about Parliament, Funkadelic and his collaborations with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Yesterday's Rune: Disruption. Today's Rune: Movement.


Charles Gramlich said...

I may try to check out that Iggy piece. I've gotten interested in him in recent years.

the walking man said...

I saw Iggy in NYC circa 1977 or thereabout.

Leave it to the British and their Motown (sic:Detroit fascination)to keep it alive.