Seven Ages Of Rock

Sunday 20th April at 8.30pm

This definitive landmark seven-part BBC series charts the emergence and re-emergence of rock music as a global force, told through the musicians who have shaped this most enduring of genres. Despite numerous predictions that ‘rock is dead’, it has survived. Fans are attending more gigs and more festivals than ever before and the guitar is definitely
back as the weapon of choice. From the UK electric blues boom, via the psychedelic
rock of the late 60s; from the 70s punk explosion and on to the rise of grunge and indie rock in the 80s and beyond, Seven Ages of Rock tells the story of the music itself – with contributions from some of the biggest names in rock. Tonight’s episode looks at the history of heavy metal. Emerging at the tail-end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed godfathers, this episdode follows their journey and also features Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

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