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Word In Your Ear presents A Rock & Pop Broadcast Special!
Mon 23 January 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
On Monday January 23, we’re hosting what’s guaranteed to be a riveting evening with Paul Gambaccini who’s cantered across the BBC networks since reporting for a John Peel show 44 years ago.
Expect elegantly relayed memories of the corporation’s peaks, triumphs, troughs and catastrophies. Expect light shed on four decades of the superstars he met. And expect some frank and unvarnished views about Gambo’s suspension after the wrongful arrest he records so memorably in his 2015 publication ‘Love, Paul Gambaccini’. An eventful life. There’ll be no stones unturned, no holds barred.
And Jeff Evans will be talking about his upcoming book ‘Rock & Pop On British TV’, historic moments from Six-Five Special, Top Of The Pops and Ready Steady Go! to The Tube, Glastonbury and Later With Jools.
The whole night will be a first-hand feast of nostalgia and insight about the world’s most precious music archive and may feature both John Lee Hooker and The Wombles.
Being the thoughtful souls we are, we start and end early. Kick off is soon after 7pm - at the Islington pub in Tolpuddle Street, N1 0XT - and it winds up at the civilised hour of half nine. Be there and watch it unfold.