EMMA CASSON IN THE BBC ARCHIVES RESEARCHING FOR OUR PROGRAMME
ABOUT BBC LOCAL RADIO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY, 2017
On Record Store Day, Saturday 20 April 2013, independent musicians created a pop-up record store at a disused florist on Hackney Road in Hoxton to play music, sell vinyl and eat cake.
We’ve finished our documentary for Radio 4 about Middle 8s and we’re very pleased with it.
Unfortunately we couldn’t include everything, so I thought I’d share this gem from the cutting room floor. Neil Cowley, who plays piano on Adele’s monster album as well as fronting his own jazz trio, tells us a jolly story about the notoriously lazy Mozart and how his cleaner used to get him up in the morning.
Building Bridges – The Art of the Middle 8 is scheduled for tx on Saturday April 27th at 1030 am.
Midge Ure presents and the show includes contributions from Boo Hewerdine (who invents a new Middle 8 for a Bee Gees song which doesn’t have one), Justin Currie who unravels Always The Last To Know, musicologist Helen Caddick and journalist David Hepworth.