Rock's Backpages is the world's largest digital library of interviews and reviews from the music press of the past 60 years. We license text and audio content to many third-party publishers, broadcasters, and record companies. We provide exclusive audio clips for use in TV, film and radio documentaries, and text articles for inclusion in books, magazines and album reissues. Click here to contact us with your licensing request.
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
Spike Lee's 2016 documentary about the making of
Michael Jackson's Off the Wall album, featuring audio
clips from John Pidgeon's 1980 interview with Michael
Stay Free: The Story of the Clash
Spotify’s 2019 podcast about The Clash, narrated by
Chuck D and featuring audio from Joe Strummer
interviews by Howie Klein and Ian Ravendale
Laurel Canyon: Everything They Touched Turned to Music
Alison Ellwood's 2020 Epix documentary, featuring clips
from Ted Alvy's 1967 interview with David Crosby and
Barney Hoskyns' 1994 interview with Joni Mitchell
T. Rex: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's induction of
T.Rex in 2020, using audio from John Pidgeon's
1974 interview with Marc Bolan
David Bowie: Brilliant Adventure [1922–2001]
Text interviews from the RBP archive included
in the booklets for Parlophone's series
of David Bowie box sets
Blank on Blank: Jimi Hendrix
Blank On Blank's 2014 animation of an audio interview
with Jimi Hendrix by Keith Altham, recorded a week
before Jimi's death in September 1970
In addition to the text articles and audio interviews currently accessible on the RBP site, we provide scans and digitisations of many other pieces from our physical archive of music magazines in London. Additionally, we have hundreds of audio interviews that are not yet on the site which can be digitised and heard on request.
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