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Watch Sky Arts Documentaries online: Episode 1 London Rock

Many of the new sounds of the 70s looked to the past for inspiration. Kenny Jones admits the Faces focused a lot on where we grew up and used to play on bombs, others looked even further back, drawing inspiration from mythology, legend and traditional songs. Following artists including T-Rex, the Faces, Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort, London Rock examines the personal nature of putting down a track. Charting a musical journey from the dawn solstice ceremony at Stonehenge, through lazy afternoons writing lyrics in the open air, to city life in Portobello Road, and the spirit of a sleepless music festival in Bath, it provides an insight into the new sounds that emerged in the Seventies, while examining the philosophy of its young musicians and their early thoughts on music and stardom. With additional music by The Who, King Crimson, Marc Bolan, Traffic and Jethro Tull, the musicians involved explain the influences they explored in their work.

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