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BBC Series "How the Brits Rocked America"

greeny

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I've caught the first two episodes of this on BBC2 the last two weekends (I suspect its been on BBC3/4 previously). Very enjoyable.

Episode 1 covered the First Brit invasion - The Beatles etc etc
Episode 2 covered the Big rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s: Cream, Zepplin, ELP, Purple Floyd etc - Great stuff.


Also as a brit I find it interesting that as a US centric forum such as this it does sort of explain how some of the bands are viewed by many board members. e.g. Many really big UK bands (Queen, Roxy Music etc) missed the first flood of UK rock bands and hence the likes of ELP and Jethro Tull etc seem to be huge in the US when in the UK they were much smaller than the likes of Roxy Music, Early Bowie and Queen.


Episode 3 looks as though it's about the UK Punk scene of 76-79. Anyway I think many on this board will find it pretty interesting stuff.
 

OnlyVees

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Sounds cool. Hopefully, it will make it to this side of the pond eventually via BBC America.

Thanks for the heads-up.
 

Rob G

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Sounds cool. Hopefully, it will make it to this side of the pond eventually via BBC America.

Thanks for the heads-up.
Unlikely, as that would mean BBC America would have a to take a break from its constant stream of Doctor Who and Top Gear episodes!

I love the BBC but that channel really sucks. There is so much great BBC content in the UK that never gets shown in the US.
 

jammybastard

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Sounds cool. Hopefully, it will make it to this side of the pond eventually via BBC America.

Thanks for the heads-up.
You are better off looking for it on YouTube.

BBC America never airs the BBC's music documentaries due to international copyright. The music & footage in their programs are cleared for the UK only.
(That's also why you can't use the BBC iPlayer in the USA for TV shows, unless you use a VPN to fool the BBC site into thinking you live in the UK)

If BBC America wanted to show these programs they would have to pay alot of $$ to the original rights holders to air it in the USA, so they don't.

BTW - BBC America is actually a francise, the BBC name and programming is licensed from the Beeb but the channel is not owned by the BBC.
 






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