Inventions that Rocked the World
Quest - 9pm
Who's in it?
A big new series about the inventions that helped make pop and rock the global phenomena they are today, featuring big name stars from the industry? We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy! (OK, we are.)
In a nutshell
What was the most significant invention in the history of music? We’re going to go out on a limb and rule out the kazoo. And this new series isn’t going to be about things like sitars or harpsichords either. We’re firmly in the realm of electronic technology – the big leaps that have done wonders for our eardrums and converted generations of people into music addicts the world over. We’re talking things like drum machines and downloads and recording equipment.
In other words, this is one for true music geeks to lap up, especially as we’ll be getting all the backstage (or back-lab) gossip from engineers, producers and the artists themselves. First up, we get the full story of the Sony Walkman, which was the iPod of its day and freed up everyone to listen to tunes on the go. We’ll also get the lowdown on the development of the compact disc, which heralded a huge step forwards from the now-prehistoric-seeming cassette tape.
What's the verdict?
Full of techie trivia and fine vintage footage, this documentary series will be music to the ears of anyone who currently rocks or indeed has ever rocked.