Lost Boy - In Search Of Nick Drake

Brad Pitt presents a profile of singer-songwriter Nick Drake, featuring a first play of a lost track, plus contributions from his family, producer Joe Byrd and Norah Jones' version of Day is Done.

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20180404 (R2)

Brad Pitt tells the story of singer-songwriter Nick Drake who died virtually unknown.

To mark what would have been his 70th birthday (June 1948) BBC Radio 2 has announced that Nick Drake will be inducted to its Folk Hall of Fame.

The honour will be bestowed at the Radio 2 Folk Awards on April 4th, at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

To reflect the award and Nick's continuing contribution to the musical landscape of the UK and beyond, another chance to hear Brad Pitt present a documentary shining a light on the life and work of Nick Drake...

When this programme was first aired in May 2004, it led to worldwide media interest, and prompted Nick's first UK chart placings - the single 'Magic' reached number 32, and the album featuring the new 'lost' track 'Tow The Line' charted at number 27.

Hollywood film star Brad Pitt tells the story of cult singer-songwriter Nick Drake, who died over 40 years ago virtually unknown.

During his lifetime, Nick's three albums (Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon) sold a few thousand copies; he played a handful of concerts and gave just one press interview.

20180404

Brad Pitt tells the story of singer-songwriter Nick Drake who died virtually unknown.

To mark what would have been his 70th birthday (June 1948) BBC Radio 2 has announced that Nick Drake will be inducted to its Folk Hall of Fame.

The honour will be bestowed at the Radio 2 Folk Awards on April 4th, at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

To reflect the award and Nick's continuing contribution to the musical landscape of the UK and beyond, another chance to hear Brad Pitt present a documentary shining a light on the life and work of Nick Drake...

When this programme was first aired in May 2004, it led to worldwide media interest, and prompted Nick's first UK chart placings - the single 'Magic' reached number 32, and the album featuring the new 'lost' track 'Tow The Line' charted at number 27.

Hollywood film star Brad Pitt tells the story of cult singer-songwriter Nick Drake, who died over 40 years ago virtually unknown.

During his lifetime, Nick's three albums (Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon) sold a few thousand copies; he played a handful of concerts and gave just one press interview.