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BBC Series to Include Elton
Posted by editor_usa

Monday 22
January 2007 @ 17:06
– GMT

A major new music series examines the dynamic impact of black American and Caribbean sounds on British music and society.

Travelling from the straight-laced Fifties to the multicultural sounds of today, the three, hour-long films investigate vinyl obsessions, soul dancing, imitation, innovation and more.

As it traverses the UK, the series charts the rise of British R&B acts from Van Morrison to Amy Winehouse and Northern Soul to Soul II Soul. It shows how they, and their accompanying fans and fashions, have transformed British culture for ever.

Soul Britannia also features rare archive and performances, as well as fresh interviews and insights from artists including Elton,  Beverley Knight,  Pete Townshend, Tom Jones, Mick Hucknall, Paul Weller Boy George and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Episode 1 is on Friday, February 2, at 9 p.m. on BBC4. The second programme is a week later at the same time, while the last show can be seen at 9 p.m. on Friday, February 16.