THE PEOPLE'S SONGS GALLERY
The People's Songs Gallery is now open! Stuart Maconie paid us a visit on Monday 28 January to officially open the gallery, along with some of our lucky members.
What's it all about?
Throughout 2013, BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting a landmark series – The People’s Songs, written and presented by Stuart Maconie – that will chronicle the story of modern Britain through the music that sound-tracked the era.
Each of the 50 episodes will have a theme, illustrated by a well-known song chosen by Radio 2 presenter, Stuart Maconie. The Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen, for example, will be used as a springboard to discuss everyday life in the mid-1970s, the perceived threat of Punk Rock and the Royalism debate.
We're asking YOU to help make history by taking part here, at the British Music Experience.
Record your own memories of the songs that helped shaped Britain, explore the show’s archive, listen to episodes and hear comments from other music fans on the interactive terminals. From what the songs meant to you, to the fashion, culture and politics of the time, we want to hear your side of the story.
Memories contributed by the people of Britain will feature in every part of this Radio 2 series, with more submissions showcased online at bbc.co.uk/peoplessongs . Get involved now by visiting us from 28 January 2013.
This is a People’s History. These are The People’s Songs.
Entry is included in the price of a ticket to the British Music Experience. Book online here.