This Day in Music

Pop music is considered to be a reflection of changing youth culture and politics. Revealing trends, attitudes and social awareness it is a barometer of the times. From Elvis to Beatlemania, punk to hip hop and all points in between, it releases our emotions and takes us to another conscience state.

When radio entered in to our lives in the early 19th century, it changed everything. Broadcasting the sounds of the era to the masses, we could all access and share the tales of how music changed us. Here are the stories of how it was made, consumed and adored. Take a trip and listen/download the history of music as told by the most influential artist of all time with Pete Mitchell.

R.E.M.  jonathan_barnbrook Northern Soul
David Bowie Bootsy Collins Saturday Night Fever
Elvis Presely G.I. Amy Winehouse Beatles I Was There
Pet Sounds Kraftwerk Bob Dylan
The Who The Clash James Brown
Smokey Robinson Supersonic Swinging 60's
The Beatles Revolver Brian Jones The Beatles
Rolling Stones in Mono Earth Wind & Fire Cloud 9
Girl Groups Screamadelica Sly & The Family Stone
The Four Tops Manic Street Preachers The Kinks
10cc George Clinton Gregory Porter
Motor City History of Nightclubs Joy Division
Bay City Rollers Bobbie Womack Nile Rodgers
Supremes Marvin Gaye Sound of Stax
The Rolling Stones Hacienda Jimmy Page
T Rex and Tainted Love Simple Minds The Cure
Sex Pistols Temptations Squeeze
James Laid The Smiths Andrew Oldham
Jane Weaver Velvet Underground & Nico Vanilla Fudge
Oasis The  Who Led Zeppelin
ABC 20 Feet From Stardom James Sit Down
This Week in Radio The Cavern
Bowie in Berlin This Week in Radio The Cavern
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