Guitar Greats

Alexis Korner presents profiles of some of the greatest axemen of all time.

Written and produced by Stuart Grundy, the Eric Clapton episode researched and written by John Tobler.

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01B B King1983010220070915 (6M)
20090327 (6M)

Alexis Korner presents profiles of some of the greatest axemen of all time.

Written and produced by Stuart Grundy, the Eric Clapton episode researched and written by John Tobler.B.B.

King talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to his record 'The Thrill Is Gone'; performing in gaols; why his guitars are named Lucille.

01Scotty Moore2010092120120624

talks about his life and career. Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - Scotty Moore. Alexis Korner presents a profile of Elvis Presley's guitarist. First broadcast 1983.

02James Burton2010092220120625

Guitar Greats - James Burton. Alexis Korner presents a profile of the Louisiana-born picker who played for Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and others.

02Scotty Moore1983010920070925 (6M)
20080712 (6M)
20090328 (6M)

talks about his life and career with reference to being Elvis Presley's guitarist during the fifties.

03James Burton1983011620070926 (6M)
20090329 (6M)

talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to working with Rick Nelson, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris; his extensive work as a session guitarist.

04Eric Clapton2010092420120627

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Eric Clapton. First broadcast in 1983.

Guitar Greats - Eric Clapton. Alexis Korner presents a profile of Surrey's best-known bluesman. First broadcast in 1983.

04Hank Marvin1983012320090330 (6M)

talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to his guitar work on Cliff Richard and the Shadows hits.

05Eric Clapton1983013020070916 (6M)
20090331 (6M)

Refs.

to Cream; George Harrison; heroin addiction; marriage to Patti Harrison.

Researched and Written by John Tobler.

07Pete Townsend1983021320070918 (6M)
20090402 (6M)

Pete Townshend talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to the Who's agressive stage act; being a disciple of guru Meher Baba; drugs.

14 LASTBrian May1983040320070927 (6M)
20080715 (6M)
20090409 (6M)

Brian May talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to Queen; his home-made guitar.

6M20100921

Scotty Moore talks about his life and career. Presented by Alexis Korner.

Scotty Moore talks about his life and career and in particular about being Elvis Presley's guitarist during the 50s. Presented by Alexis Korner and first broadcast in 1983.

6M20100921

Scotty Moore talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Scotty Moore talks about his life and career and in particular about being Elvis Presley's guitarist during the 50s.

Presented by Alexis Korner and first broadcast in 1983.

6M20100922

James Burton talks about his life and career. Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - James Burton. Alexis Korner presents a profile of the Louisiana-born picker who played for Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and others. First broadcast in 1983.

6M20100922

James Burton talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - James Burton.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of the Louisiana-born picker who played for Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and others.

First broadcast in 1983.

6M20100923

Alexis Korner's profile of Queen's guitar hero.

Alexis Korner talks to Queen's guitar hero and hears about May's home-made guitar. First broadcast in 1983.

6M20100923

Alexis Korner's profile of Queen's guitar hero.

Alexis Korner talks to Queen's guitar hero and hears about May's home-made guitar.

First broadcast in 1983.

6M20100924

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Eric Clapton. First broadcast in 1983.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Surrey's best-known bluesman. First broadcast in 1983.

6MB B King20110910

Alexis Korner presents a profile of the great bluesman.

First broadcast 1983.

Guitar Greats - B.B.

King.

6MCarlos Santana20101001

talks about his life and career.

The Woodstock festival, drugs and being a disciple of guru Sri Chinmoy.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

6MEric Clapton20100924

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Eric Clapton.

First broadcast in 1983.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Surrey's best-known bluesman.

6MEric Clapton20110914

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Eric Clapton.

First broadcast in 1983.

Guitar Greats - Eric Clapton.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Surrey's best-known bluesman.

6MJames Burton20110912

talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - James Burton.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of the Louisiana-born picker who played for Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and others.

James Burton talks about his life and career.

6MJeff Beck20110915

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - Jeff Beck.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of another Surrey-born guitar slinger.

First broadcast 1983.

6MJimmy Page20100927

Jimmy Page talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Being a session musician; the Yardbirds; Led Zeppelin; his guitar technique and use of the bow.

6MJimmy Page20110917

Guitar Greats - Jimmy Page.

Alexis Korner talks to Led Zeppelin's guitar virtuoso.

First broadcast in 1983.

Jimmy Page talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

6MJoe Walsh20101002

talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - Joe Walsh talks about his life and career including his work with The James Gang and The Eagles and the album 'Hotel California'.

Presented by Alexis Korner and first broadcast in 1983.

Joe Walsh talks about his life and career.

6MPete Townshend20110916

Alexis Korner's profile of The Who's musical genius.

First broadcast 1983.

Pete Townshend talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

talks about his life and career.

6MRitchie Blackmore20100929

Alexis Korner's profile of Deep Purple's axeman, first broadcast 1983.

Guitar Greats - Richie Blackmore.

Alexis Korner's profile of Deep Purple's axeman.

First broadcast 1983.

Ritchie discusses his guitar work with the Outlaws, Deep Purple and Rainbow.

6MRitchie Blackmore20110919

Guitar Greats - Richie Blackmore.

Alexis Korner's profile of Deep Purple's axeman.

First broadcast 1983.

Alexis Korner's profile of Deep Purple's axeman, first broadcast 1983.

6MRy Cooder20110918

Guitar Greats - Ry Cooder.

Alexis Korner's profile of the influential Californian guitarist.

First broadcast 1983.

Alexis Korner's 1983 profile of the influential Californian guitarist.

6MScotty Moore20110911

talks about his life and career.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - Scotty Moore.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of Elvis Presley's guitarist.

First broadcast 1983.

Scotty Moore talks about his life and career.

6MSteve Miller20100930

Alexis Korner's profile of the blues-rock guitarist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Guitar Greats - Steve Miller.

First broadcast in 1983.

6MSteve Miller20110920

Alexis Korner's profile of the blues-rock guitarist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Guitar Greats - Steve Miller.

First broadcast in 1983.

6M04Ry Cooder20100928

Alexis Korner's 1983 profile of the influential Californian guitarist.

Guitar Greats - Ry Cooder.

Alexis Korner's 1983 profile of the influential Californian.

Ry Cooder talks about Captain Beefheart, being a session musician, playing bottle-neck guitar, his love of Tex-Mex music, Hawaiian guitarist Gabby Pahinui and writing for films.

6M05Jeff Beck2010092520120628

talks about his life and career. The Yardbirds; Rod Stewart; Jimmy Page; his hit record 'Hi Ho Silver Lining'; admiration for Jan Hammer's keyboard playing. Presented by Alexis Korner.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

talks about his life and career.

The Yardbirds; Rod Stewart; Jimmy Page; his hit record 'Hi Ho Silver Lining'; admiration for Jan Hammer's keyboard playing.

Guitar Greats - Jeff Beck. Alexis Korner presents a profile of another Surrey-born guitar slinger. First broadcast 1983.

6M06Jeff Beck1983020620070917 (6M)
20090401 (6M)

talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to the Yardbirds; Rod Stewart; Jimmy Page; his hit record 'Hi Ho Silver Lining'; admiration for Jan Hammer's keyboard playing.

6M06Pete Townshend2010092620120629

talks about his life and career.

The Who's agressive stage act; being a disciple of guru Meher Baba and drugs.

Presented by Alexis Korner.

Pete Townshend talks about his life and career.

talks about his life and career. Presented by Alexis Korner.

Guitar Greats - Pete Townshend. Alexis Korner's profile of The Who's musical genius. First broadcast 1983.

6M08Jimmy Page1983022020070919 (6M)
20080705 (6M)
20090403 (6M)

talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to being a session musician; the Yardbirds; Led Zeppelin; his guitar technique and use of the bow.

6M09Ry Cooder1983022720080706 (6M)
20090404 (6M)
22070920 (6M)

Ry Cooder talks about his life and career.

References to Captain Beefheart; being a session musician; playing bottle neck guitar; love of Tex-Mex music; Hawaiian guitarist Gabby Pahinui; writing for films.

6M10Ritchie Blackmore1983030620090405 (6M)

Ritchie Blackmore talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to his guitar work with the Outlaws; the success of Deep Purple and then Rainbow.

6M11Steve Miller1983031320070922 (6M)
20090406 (6M)

Steve Miller talks about his life and career.

Reference to his hit record 'The Joker'.

6M12Carlos Santana1983032020070923 (6M)
20090407 (6M)

Carlos Santana talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to the Woodstock festival; drugs; being a disciple of guru Sri Chinmoy.

6M13B B King2010100320120623

Alexis Korner presents a profile of the great bluesman.

First broadcast 1983.

Guitar Greats - B.B.

King.

Alexis Korner presents a profile of the great bluesman. First broadcast 1983.

Guitar Greats - B.B. King. Alexis Korner presents a profile of the great bluesman. First broadcast 1983.

6M13Joe Walsh1983032720070924 (6M)
20080704 (6M)
20080711 (6M)
20090408 (6M)

Joe Walsh talks about his life and career.

Refs.

to the James Gang; the Eagles; the album 'Hotel California'.

6M14Hank Marvin2011091320120626

Alexis Korner presents a profile of the influential guitarist who led The Shadows.

Guitar Greats - Hank Marvin.

Alexis Korner's profile of the influential guitarist who led The Shadows.

First broadcast 1983.

Guitar Greats - Hank Marvin. Alexis Korner's profile of the influential guitarist who led The Shadows. First broadcast 1983.