Tony Clayton Lea looks at the career of Led Zeppelin, as a new box-set of re-mastered and prevously unheard versions of their first 3 albums are released (for copyright reasons the music featured in this item is not available to download)
coming up on Wednesday's show....we mark the passing of writer, poet, feminist and civil rights campaigner Maya Angelou, the artistic collaboration between playwright Bertold Brecht and composer Kurt Weill and a look at the work of innovative and highly-influential German architect Mies van der Rohe
Tony Clayton Lea reviews some of the latest music books - "Simply Thrilled: The Presposterous Story Of Postcard Records" by Simon Goddard (published by Ebury Press), "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues" by Joel Selvin (published by Counterpoint Press), "Bathed In Lightning" by Colin Harper (published by Jawbone Press) and "Rock Stars Stole My Life" by Mark Ellen (published by Coronet)
In a few minutes we'll be talking to a former Taoiseach about his passion for Bob Dylan music but first in studio with Kathryn is Tony Clayton Lea who writes for the Irish Times. 'Aside from, possibly, the back catalogue of The Beatles, the songs of Bob Dylan have been squinted at & analysed more intensively than any others in pop music. It is testament to their enduring eloquence, wit and insight that much of Dylan’s 1960s material remains such a puzzle.' Tony wrote that following the release on Dylan’s last album - The Bootleg Series No 9 & ‘The Bootleg ...
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.