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Rock Island Line: The Song That Made Britain Rock

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Billy Bragg offers a salute to American folk song Rock Island Line, which emerged in the late 1920s. Its first recorded performance of was by inmates of the Arkansas Cummins State Farm prison in 1934. After several covers, Lonnie Donegan's recording, released as a single in late 1955, signalled the start of the UK skiffle craze.

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Previous broadcasts on TV

Broadcasts in 2020

On BBC Four
22/02/2020 at 03:00

On BBC Four
21/02/2020 at 21:30

Broadcasts in 2019

On BBC Four
13/04/2019 at 01:30

On BBC Four
12/04/2019 at 21:00