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Rock And Roll Years, The

1 9 8 5 – 1 9 9 4 (UK)

This early evening nostalgia show from the BBC played rock & roll hits from a given year (one per episode) coupled with archive news clips from the featured year.

Starting in 1956 with Elvis Presley’s Mystery Train, we were taken on an informative, educational and entertaining journey through modern history until the series caught up with itself in the mid 1980s.

Well edited with some neat little jokes, such as archive footage of Prince Charles arriving at his first school while Paul Anka crooned Diana over the top.

The opening title sequences featured a Wurlitzer jukebox