- DURATION 2 x 60 mins
Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves
US Artists: 12th Jan
…said the Eurythmics in 1985 but these women were doing it long before – and one of them was on the Eurythmics record too. USA Legends of the music industry were finding their feet, breaking down barriers and fighting prejudices way back then. Aretha, Dionne, Janis, Tina, Patsy, Carole, Brenda – almost unknown then and household names today…and we haven’t even started on the UK
UK Artists: 16th Feb
From Helen Shapiro to Petula Clark to Lulu to Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Mary Hopkin the UK Sisters had plenty to offer – a bit more refined and less edgy than their US counterparts perhaps, but lasting legends all the same – and great memories of that decade where everything was changing for young people and women in particular…
- Duration: 2 x 60 mins
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Meet the Host, Clive
Clive’s love of music and singing was encouraged at an early age and he won a choral scholarship to Bristol Cathedral School at age 10. A few years of six days a week evensong and matins on Sunday was a wonderful musical foundation – and probably rescued him from the mischiefs of early teenage years. Set free in 1967 he immersed himself in just about anything but church music. Moving to Birmingham he discovered whole new cultures he had not experienced – and the music that came with them. Working in the hotel and catering industry allowed access to rock superstars – Black Sabbath, Bowie, McCartney and more. Working as a waiter at The Elbow Room in Aston he was exposed to an infamous haunt of musicians and some of the shadier characters that accompanied them.
More recently Clive has trained as a classical baritone and sings in several choirs, both as a soloist and member of the basses. His musical tastes (perhaps as a result of his life experiences) range from Handel to Hendrix and everything in between – and his undying love of music shows through in his informed but light-hearted approach to recent musical history.
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