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The New British Empire: Pop-Culture Powerhouses.

James Bond and The Rolling Stones both turn 50 this year. As critic John Powers points out, both may have been born in response to a dying British Empire, but their evolving legacies have reflected the times through which these brands have lived.


Rock historian Ed Ward

Rock historian Ed Ward presents part two of his look at the 40-year career of the Rolling Stones.


Rock Historian Ed Ward

It's the Rolling Stones' 40th anniversary. The Stones' entire early catalog has been re-released. Today rock historian Ed Ward presents the first of a two part series about the music of the Rolling Stones. He'll talk about their early years.


Music Video Producer and Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Lindsay-Hogg talks with Terry Gross about his new film "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus." The concert footage was shot 28 years ago, but hasn't been released until now. The film was shelved by the Rolling Stones and later lost for fifteen years.. A companion C.D. under the same title will be released today.


Rolling Stones Drummer Discusses his Jazz Album.

Drummer Charlie Watts. For a quarter century, Watts has been the drummer for the rock band The Rolling Stones. Watts has also had a life-long love for jazz, particularly the jazz of Charlie Parker. Watts has put together a jazz combo that pays homage to Parker, called "From One Charlie," and he's written a kid's book about Parker, called "Ode to a Highflying Bird." (Both are published by UFO Records in England). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


The Rolling Stones' Influences

The band's frontman Mick Jagger turns 45 this year. Ed Ward celebrates by looking at some of the music that shaped the Stones' sound.


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