Part of the BBC's My Generation season of programming, Rock 'n' Roll America examines the most important era in the history of popular music - the birth of rock ‘n' roll. These programmes explore the roots of rock music in the USA, its subsequent explosion around the world and how the first wave of rock stars opened the door for modern pop.
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Be My Baby
Episode 1x3; Jul 17, 2015
This episode includes an interview with the late Ben E King, filmed at the Electric Lady Studios in New York in February a few months before his death in April at the age of 76. In this, one of his final TV interviews, the legendary singer talks about the recording and impact of the song There Goes My Baby, which he co-wrote in 1959 for the revamped line-up of The Drifters. The track was the first hit for the new-look band with King as their lead singer.
Other exclusive interviews featured in the programme include Jerry Lee Lewis, Chubby Checker, The Ronettes' Ronnie Spector, Barrett Strong, Eric Burdon and Pat Boone.
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