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The First Time

Stories & Songs from Music Icons

Matt Everitt


Taken from the cult BBC 6 Music show, The First Time invites you inside the lives of some of the music worlds most notable legends.

From Alice Cooper to Yoko Ono, Courtney Love to Elton John, follow their lives and careers starting with their first musical memories, first records, and first gigs, finding out the songs that have shaped them along the way. With 40 compelling interviews, specially commissioned collage illustrations, and a bespoke playlist for each musician, The First Time is a must-have for any music lover.

Matt Everitt is a BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 presenter, journalist, music consultant, and producer. He produces and presents The First Time With… on 6 Music and presents the daily Music News on Shaun Keaveny’s breakfast show.

Tim Marrs is a renowned digital collage artist who has worked for Nike, Ogilvy, and Geffen Records.

Alice Cooper

Billy Corgan

Chrissie Hynde

Florence Welch