In partnership with Radio To Go, Birmingham Music Heritage – Untold Stories revisits Birmingham during the period of 1965 – 1985 when the city dominated the world’s music scene. Capturing memories and stories from some of the actual people who helped pioneer Birmingham’s music industry, the venues key to its success, and an insight into the musicians and music they produced with the influence from the city’s culture on their sound. Over the next two years the project will be filming a series of interviews for a documentary about Birmingham’s popular music story.
It will also be recording a number of radio interviews & podcasts for free download from the project’s website which will include stories, information and photographs relating to the artists themselves. A heritage trail will also be published with the release of the project DVD for free distribution across Birmingham at a number of exhibitions also during 2010.
The team’s consultants included local pop legend Bob Lamb, who has had a colourful career since the 60’s, including successes in bands such as, ‘Locomotive’ and the ‘Steve Gibbons Band’. He also produced UB40’s debut album ‘Signing off’, recorded Duran Duran’s first material, The Lilac Times (Steven ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy) and Ruby Turner to name a few.