Automatic For The People

Alan Dein talks to people who once left their mark on vinyl by using auto-recording booths.

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011999032519990921
20131014 (BBC7)

Alan Dein uncovers audio booth recordings from the 1930s to the 1960s. Stephanie Cahane recalls making a disc at the age of seven.

02I'm Alive1999040119990922
20131015 (BBC7)

Today, a 1960s recording by Swansea schoolgirl Paulette Pelosi, whose joyful singing has become a powerful symbol of survival against the odds.

Alan Dein talks to Paulette Pelosi, who recalls singing pop songs of the time, and whose brief minutes of joyful singing have now become a powerful symbol of survival.

03Making Tracks1999040819990923
20131016 (BBC7)

Today, a recording by childhood sweethearts Sylvia Oliver and David Goodman, who subsequently settled on different sides of the Atlantic and were separated for decades.

Alan Dein uncovers some coin-op audio booth recordings made in the 1960s, by young sweethearts Sylvia Oliver and David Goodman.

04 LASTRose Despert And Theresa Fogerty1999041519990924
20131017 (BBC7)

Alan Dein uncovers some 1960s coin-op audio booth recordings made by mother and daughter, Rose Despert and Theresa Fogerty.