Marc Riley’s Musical Time Machine

Episode 3

First broadcast: Tue 4th Aug 2009, 23:30 on BBC Radio 2

Marc Riley dips into the BBC’s archives to unearth another tantalizing interview. This evening he transports us back to 1977; the year that Elvis Presley died, EMI fired the Sex Pistols, and Star Wars fever hit Britain.

It’s also the year that John Tobler spoke to Debbie Harry and Chris Stein just before Blondie broke in the UK with the release of Denis. We replay uncut extracts from an interview that was broadcast on Radio 1’s Rock On show on November 5 1977.

Debbie and Chris discuss the early bands they were in, the New York scene, meeting Phil Spector and their disgust at a Donna Summer record.

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