Walk On By Continues

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Sunday 31 May, from 3.30pm

The Observer called it “… the very best documentary series currently on television. Walk On By is absolutely unmissable television.’ Catch the encore screening of Walk on By, from 3.30pm on Sunday 31st May, Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Walk on By is a compelling history of the popular music which has been the soundtrack of the past 100 years, from the popular songs sold as sheet music on Tin Pan Alley at the turn of the 20th Century to the billion-dollar pop industry of today. Featuring an unrivalled list of contributors and contemporary and archive footage from every era of popular music in the last century, Walk On By is a chronicle of the development of the modern music industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of the best known names in popular music contribute – a total of almost 150 writers, performers and producers, spanning the industry. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong sing while Elvis Costello, Noel Gallagher, Ray Charles, Brian Wilson and Keith Richards discuss their feelings about popular music, while Burt Bacharach, the Bee Gees, Kylie Minogue and Abba discuss the pressures of a more contemporary industry.

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