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Betty Davis: Godmother of Funk

It's been good to see a number of programmes broadcasted recently about pioneering women singers. On Friday 4th October, on BBC4 at 10.30pm, there is one on Betty Davis, a jazz-fusion pioneer who was married to Miles Davis and is being billed as the Godmother of Funk.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008zbz

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

On Saturday 28th September at 9.00pm, BBC2 is showing the premiere of "Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love". This film looks at the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, the titular Marianne in his song "So Long Marianne".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008yzr

Joan Armatrading: Me Myself I

Following the programme about Christine McVie last week, this Friday 27th September on BBC4 at 9.00pm, there is a programme about Joan Armatrading, another influential female singer-songwriter and performer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008rm4

Christine McVie - Songbird

On Friday 20th September on BBC4 at 9.00pm there is a profile of Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie. The programme is named after one of her best loved songs "Songbird" from the album "Rumours".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008k8q

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