Playing tracks by
Tankus the Henge, Chick Corea, Perhaps Contrapion , Tubby Hayes Big Band, Mamas Gun and more.
Yeah Yeah and a Hey Hey...
Jazz and outlandish grooves inspired by..
...Legendary drinker and rabble-rouser, Oliver Reed was born in London in 1938. He first caught the public's attention in a 1961 Hammer horror film Curse Of The Werewolf, but he refused to be typecast. Reed appeared in many good films during the 1960s, including These Are The Damned, the Oscar winning Oliver! and Ken Russell's groundbreaking hit Women In Love, in which he famously wrestled nude with Alan Bates. Thereafter, he starred in The Three Musketeers and Tommy, as well as a series of more trashy films like The Brood. Reed died in 2000 during the filming of Gladiator, having turned in a wonderful, reflective performance as an ageing former star of the amphitheatre.
Ollie's Film Antic clips in this session include The Hunting Party, The Trap, Curse Of The Werewolf, The Three Musketeers and Gladiator.
Thanks for listening!