Each hour-long episode featured music and news stories from a year, starting with and finishing with The On Our Own (Extended Version) - Various - Dance Classics Volume 31 & 32 encapsulated the period from the birth of rock and roll in to the post-punk era of the late seventies, and charted social and political events with a rock soundtrack.
Hey Joe - Various - 25 Years Of Rock N Roll 1967 series was repeated in between 4 April and 19 September The series was produced by Trevor Dann. Its theme music was the instrumental section of " Oh Well " by Fleetwood Mac.
The Rock 'n' Roll Years was a television show that was adapted from the radio show. It was aired on the BBC. An extended version, 30 Years of Rockwas on Radio 1 in This consisted of the original series plus five new episodes covering to A one-week gap was made due to the live broadcast of " Live Aid " on 13 July.