Musical Legends

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Gerry Marsden20111114
Gerry Marsden2011110720111112

tells Tom Morton about life with Gerry and The Pacemakers and beyond.

1/1 Gerry and the Pacemakers made pop history when their first three singles reached the top of the pop charts in the 1960's.

Signed by Brian Epstein their first single 'How Do You Do It' was originally given to The Beatles but the Fab Four decided against it and the song, which was recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studio in London, launched Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1963.

Later that year 'I Like It' and 'You'll Never Walk Along' secured their place in pop history.

The group featured in the film Ferry Cross The Mersey which showed the sights and sounds of Liverpool at the time.

The group's leader Gerry Marsden wrote the title song which was a top ten hit for the band.

Gerry went on to star on the West End Stage in Charlie Girl with Anna Neagle and Derek Nimmo.

Gerry's still touring and playing the hits and will be appearing this month in Perth, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Talking to Tom Morton, Gerry recalls his friendship with John Lennon, those extraordinary days when they topped the pop charts and Tom asks him how, after nearly fifty years in the business , how do you do it?

Gerry Marsden tells Tom Morton about life with Gerry and The Pacemakers and beyond.

Ian Anderson Of Jethro Tull2012040520120808

Ian Anderson's widely recognised as the man who introduced the flute to rock music.

Born in Dunfermline in 1947 he attended primary school in Edinburgh before his family moved south to Blackpool. Following a Grammar school education Ian went to Art College before embarking on a career as a musician.

Jethro Tull was formed in 1968 and first performed at London's famous Marquee Club. The band have gone on to perform at over 3000 concerts in over 40 countries.

Along with the flute Ian plays whistles, acoustic guitars and mandolin.

In recent years Ian has toured more and more under his own name and has recorded four solo albums. He's about to embark on a 19 date tour to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Jethro Tull album 'Thick as a Brick'. His Scottish dates are in Perth on 14th April and Glasgow on 15th April.

Tom Morton talks to Ian about his love of the flute, his passion for performing and his newly recorded album Thick as a Brick 2 and they listen to some songs from the Tull repertoire.

tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary musical career.

Janis Ian2011100920120503

1/1 Janis Ian has written songs for some of the best known artists in the business. Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, Bette Middler, Dusty Springfield and Nina Simone have all recorded her material.

As a singer her song 'Society's Child' written when she was only 14 and dealing with the issue of interracial relationships was banned by some radio stations as being subversive.

Janis's best known and most successful song 'At Seventeen', dealing with teenage angst, won her two Grammy's and led to appearances on some of the top rated TV shows at the time.

Tom Morton talks to Janis talks about her writing and recording career from the 1960's to the present and she gives him an insight into her extraordinary life.

Still writing and touring Janis will be playing concerts in Dunfermline, Strathpeffer and Edinburgh later in October.

Janis Ian tells Tom Morton about her extraordinary career in the music industry.

1/1 Janis Ian has written songs for some of the best known artists in the business.

Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, Bette Middler, Dusty Springfield and Nina Simone have all recorded her material.

Janis Ian2011100920111225

Janis Ian has written songs for some of the best known artists in the business. Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, Bette Middler, Dusty Springfield and Nina Simone have all recorded her material.

As a singer her song 'Society's child' written when she was only 14 and dealing with the issue of interracial relationships was banned by some radio stations as being subversive.

Janis's best known and most successful song 'At Seventeen', dealing with teenage angst, won her two Grammy's and led to appearances on some of the top rated TV shows at the time.

Still writing and touring Janis will be playing concerts in Dunfermline, Strathpeffer and Edinburgh later in October.

Tom Morton talks to Janis talks about her writing and recording career from the 1960's to the present and she gives him an insight into her extraordinary life.

Janis Ian tells Tom Morton about her extraordinary career in the music industry.

Paul Jones2011121520120103

1/1 Paul Jones's musical career stretches back to the 1960's where he enjoyed chart success as front-man with the group Manfred Mann.

As a solo pop artist he continued that success with songs like 'High Time' and 'I've been a Bad Bad Boy'.

Paul turned to acting and his career in television include appearances in Z cars, Space 1999 and The Sweeney. He's also appeared in films and on stage.

Amongst his numerous gold albums is one for the original recording of Evita.

Paul founded The Blues Band in the late 1970's and is still regularly touring with the band.

He's recorded with some of the biggest names in the business including Tina Turner, Percy Sledge and Katie Melua.

Paul tells Tom Morton about his musical journey from 1960's pop star to DJ and music critic and he explains how he became President of the National Harmonica League.

Paul Jones tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary career in the music industry.

Paul turned to acting and his career in television include appearances in Z cars, Space 1999 and The Sweeney.

He's also appeared in films and on stage.