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People's History of Pop (BBC4, Friday, 9pm) BRITISH model and performer Twiggy celebrates a decade of music from 1955 to 1965 and looks at the era when the pop music fan was born.

She hears from the skiffle players, fans of The Shadows, Liverpudlians who frequented the Cavern at the height of Merseybeat, includes a man for a romantic who tries to steal divers.

attacks, kissing grandmother Beatles devotees, dancers on Ready, Steady, Go!, mods, lovers of ska, bluebeat and Millie Small and fans of The Rolling Stones.

The stories uncovered include a young Lonnie Donegan admirer who invited the singer back to a friend's house where they enjoyed an impromptu skiffle jam.

There is also a schoolgirl whose dream came true when the Beatles turned up at the pub where her mother was a waitress.

Unearthed pop treasures include a recording of John Lennon's first-ever recorded performance with his band The Quarrymen at a fete in Liverpool on the day he met Paul McCartney for the first time.` Suranne Jones was actually born Sarah Anne. She chose her stage name in memory of her great-grandmother


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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 10, 2016
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