- 7 years ago
About the show
Playing tracks by
John lennon, Albert Thompson, Jane Wood, Chris Farlowe and BBC.
What an eclectic mix!
(As John Peel might say.)
Well, we were thinking about John Peel: it was the weekend of Glastonbury, busy celebrating a glorious 40 years. Mike doesn't usually go to festivals, but he went to Glast - once - the very first one! It wasn't even called Glast then, just a strange, small gathering of musicians at Pilton Farm, with Stackridge on the first afternoon and Marc Bolan (before he went electric, accompanied by a bongo man).
Then we talked about being in Eccles Library last week, when local actor Christopher Eccleston came down for the grand re-opening. (Are we 'name dropping' yet?)
Then there was the invasion of Salford by researchers from Goldsmiths' College in London. It's a long way to come to be cynical.
And what can stop the BBC moving onto Salford Quays next year? We sent for John Lennon, to 'Imagine'.
Plus a nod to local heritage group 'Retracing Salford', who are trying to archive the memories before the whole lot vanishes.
What a show!