Word Podcast 242 – Chris Salewicz

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Chris Salewicz joined us to talk about Dead Gods: The 27 Club which deals with the rock stars who never got past their twenty-seventh birthday. His list includes: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and others. What they all had in common was a family background not as happy as you would like and a sub-conscious fear of dealing with adult life.

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Word Podcast 241 – The McCartneyCast

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WIYE McCartney Special. Paul Du Noyer, who’s interviewed him more than anyone (much of which is reflected in his new book, Conversations With McCartney), and Laura Barton, who named her cat after him, discuss a national institution with Mark Ellen and David Hepworth. Best look, best song, best story, it’s all here, including the answer to the perennial question – what was Paul McCartney’s best song for The Beatles?

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Word Podcast 240 – Patrick Woodroffe

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Patrick Woodroffe is the world’s foremost live show lighting designer. He’s the man the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and many others ask for by name. He’s been behind some of the most ambitious and technically demanding stage presentations, from vast crowds on Copacabana Beach to a world TV audience for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. He talked to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth about his work in front of an audience at the Islington.

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Word Podcast 239 – Peter Doggett

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Peter Doggett is one of the most respected authors in the music field, with highly-praised works devoted to David Bowie and the Beatles to his name.  Here he talks to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth about his magnum opus “Electric Shock”, a panoramic history of popular music from the gramophone to the iPhone. This was recorded in front of an audience at The Islington.

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Word Podcast 235 – Johnnie Walker

In this special Word In Your Era recording the UK’s most legendary disc jockey talks to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth about playing records on the radio in the 70s, about sneaking Lou Reed up Auntie’s skirt, avoiding the Bay City Rollers and going to an authentic record company sponsored orgy. Happy days.

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