Musical Legends

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09/10/201120111009 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

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is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist who had a string of hit records which were produced by Lee Hazlewood and were noted for their characteristically 'twangy' sound.

Rebel Rouser, Peter Gunn and Because They're Young were all UK chart records and Duane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Ahead of his UK tour which includes a gig in Glasgow on the 16th of May, Duane talks to Tom Morton about his music, the artists who have influenced him and how he still gets a kick out of performing.

The master of twang talks to Tom Morton about his long and varied career.

American guitarist Duane Eddy tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary musical career.

1/1 : Duane Eddy is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist who had a string of hit records which were produced by Lee Hazlewood and were noted for their characteristically 'twangy' sound.

Gary Numan2012051620120520
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20121225 (RS)

talks to Tom Morton about electronic music, songwriting and his love of flying.

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Gary Numan had hit records with the songs 'Are Friends Electric' and 'Cars'.

A pioneer in the field of electronic music his work on record and live remains potent and relevant.

Ahead of a tour which includes a gig in Glasgow on the 23rd of May 2012, he gives Tom Morton a frank and in-depth interview.

With music from his back catalogue they talk about his long career in music, the role his wife Gemma played in reviving his career and the story of how he wrote his greatest hit song in only ten minutes.

had hit records with the songs 'Are Friends Electric' and 'Cars'.

Gary Numan gives Tom Morton an insight into his life and extraordinary musical career.

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20140827 (BBC7)

The creator of 'Ferry Cross the Mersey' on his inspiration and rivalry with the Beatles.

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.

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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.

Graham Lyle2012022320120226
20140909 (BBC7)
20140910 (BBC7)
20120604 (RS)
20121225 (RS)

The songwriter for Tina Turner and Michael Jackson tells Tom Morton about his career.

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Graham Lyle has written songs for some of the biggest names in pop music.

Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Art Garfunkel have all recorded songs he's had a hand in.

Born in Bellshill near Glasgow Graham first performed in a local soul band along with Benny Gallagher.

Signed by Paul McCartney as staff writers for Apple Records, Graham and Benny moved to London where they wrote songs for the likes of Mary Hopkin.

In the late 1960's Graham and Benny joined McGuinness Flint and they wrote the band's most successful songs, 'When I'm Dead and Gone' and 'Malt and Barley Blues'.

As Gallagher and Lyle they enjoyed chart success in the 1970's with songs like 'Heart on My Sleeve' and 'I Wanna Stay with You'.

After the partnership with Benny ended Graham went on to write many hit songs and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Tom Morton says 'he could be the most successful pop songwriter ever to come out of Scotland'.

Back together again with Benny Gallagher they are to tour again and have dates in Scotland this March.

Graham tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary career in the music industry, how he still loves to write songs and how he's looking forward again to hitting the road and touring as Gallagher and Lyle.

, one of Scotland's most successful songwriters, talks to Tom Morton.

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Signed by Paul McCartney as staff writers for Apple Records, Graham and Benny moved to London where they wrote songs for the likes of Mary Hopkins.

Back together again with Benny Gallagher they are again performing together.

Graham tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary career in the music industry, how he still loves to write songs and how he's enjoying hitting the road and touring as Gallagher and Lyle.

Graham Lyle, one of Scotland's most successful songwriters, talks to Tom Morton.

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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.

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20140916 (BBC7)
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tells Tom Morton about his extraordinary musical career.

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.

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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.

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.

Joan Armatrading2012061220120822
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20141008 (BBC7)
20120826 (RS)

Tom Morton lavishes a little love and affection on the career of the singer-songwriter.

is a Grammy and Brit nominated musician and winner of a Ivor Novello Award. In 2008 she received an Honorary Degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

She's recorded many classic and memorable songs including 'Love and Affection', Me Myself I' and 'All the way from America' and has recently released her 20th Album.

Touring extensively in 2012 she has four dates in Scotland in Late October and early November.

Joan tells Tom Morton about her love of song writing, how her mother swapped two old prams to buy her first guitar and how she feels her greatest achievement is gaining an Open University Degree.

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading tells Tom Morton about her extraordinary musical career

1/1 Joan Armatrading is a Grammy and Brit nominated musician and winner of a Ivor Novello Award. In 2008 she received an Honorary Degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Joe Brown2013032620130331 (RS)
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Joe Brown has been a recording star since the early 1960's. With hit records like A Picture of You, It Only Took a Minute and That's what Love Will Do, Joe was no stranger to the pop charts.

In a career spanning over fifty years Joe has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and is still recording and touring.

Talking to Tom Morton about his love of the Guitar and the Ukulele he also talks about his friendship with George Harrison and how he's now pleased to be known as a cool oldie.

Joe Brown has been a recording star since the early 1960's. With hit records like A Picture of You, It Only Took a Minute and That's what Love Will Do, Joe was no stranger to the pop charts. In a career spanning over fifty years Joe has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and is still recording and touring. Ahead of a concert in Glasgow on Sunday 31st March he talks to Tom Morton about his love of the Guitar and the Ukulele, his friendship with George Harrison and how he's now pleased to be known as a cool oldie.

Marty Wilde2013050220130505 (RS)

With top ten hit records including 'A Teenager in Love', 'Donna' and 'Sea of Love' Marty Wilde was one of Britain's first rock and roll stars.

Recording originally under the name Reg Patterson in the 1950's a name change to Marty Wilde launched a career which was to see him appear regularly on hit TV shows of the era including Six-Five Special and Oh Boy!

Marty tells Tom Morton how it all began for him and how his own children have followed him into the business. Tom plays some of Marty's best known tracks and hears how he still loves to pick up the guitar and get back on the road.

Marty's current tour includes a date in Scotland at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr on Friday 10th May 2013.

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.

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The main man of Manfred Mann talks about Cliff Richard and his relationship with God.

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.

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

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

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20140812 (BBC7)
20140813 (BBC7)
20111227 (RS)

The lead singer of The Who talks to Tom Morton about his musical career and rock legacy.

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The Who's legendary lead singer Roger Daltrey joins Tom Morton for an in depth interview about his life and career to date. From fighting against bullying at school to fighting with his fellow band members over drug use. In this very open and frank account Daltrey talks about his passion for singing and performing, his move from music to film and the on going feelings of loss over the deaths of band members Keith Moon and John Entwistle.

The Who's legendary lead singer Roger Daltrey joins Tom Morton for an in depth interview about his life and career to date.

From fighting against bullying at school to fighting with his fellow band members over drug use.

In this very open and frank account Daltrey talks about his passion for singing and performing, his move from music to film and the on going feelings of loss over the deaths of band members Keith Moon and John Entwistle.

Roger Daltrey on fame, fighting, film and The Who, up close and personal with Tom Morton.