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The First Time:

Stories and Songs from Music Icons

From the archives of BBC Radio 6 Music’s First Time With series, which is hosted by Matt Everitt, comes the most important music-related book of the year.

Saturday 9 Nov  |  12.15pm

Featuring no fewer than 40 of the music world’s most talented and often controversial artists collated together, talking about the seminal First Time moments in their lives, curated and interviewed by Matt Everitt.

Do you remember your First Time? Do Dave Grohl, Michael Stipe, Brian Wilson, Florence Welch, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Elton John, Lars Ulrich, Charlie Watts, Debbie Harry, Josh Homme, Jarvis Cocker and many others? Now you can find out!

The First Time follows their lives and careers starting with their first musical memories, first records and first gigs, finding out the songs that have shaped them along the way.

Join Matt as he takes on a very special musical journey of first times, featuring clips of the interviews and related music – we have a great treat in store for sure!

The full featured list of interviewees is: Alice Cooper, Bernard Sumner, Bill Drummond, Billy Corgan, Brian Wilson, Bryan Ferry, Charlie Watts, Chrissie Hynde, Courtney Love, Damon Albarn, Dave Grohl, David Gilmour, Debbie Harry, Edwyn Collins, Elton John, Florence Welch, Jarvis Cocker, Jimmy Cliff, John Lydon, Johnny Marr, Jonny Greenwood, Josh Homme, Kelis, Lars Ulrich, Marianne Faithfull, Michael Stipe, neneh Cherry, Norman Cook, Paul Simon, Pete Townshend,  Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, Rod Stewart,  Sinead O’Connor, Terry Hall, Trent Reznor,  Wayne Coyne, Wilko Johnson,  Win Butler and Yoko Ono.

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