Born on the 25th February 1943 George Harrison was lead guitarist, songwriter and singer with The Beatles. Although often overshadowed by the partnership of Lennon and McCartney during the band’s lifetime, he emerged as a significant talent in his own right.
As a solo artist he had the 1971 US No.1 album ‘All Things Must Pass’ and the 1970 worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. Harrison
Monday Matters paid our tribute to his life by playing a mix of his music and interviews from his life.
On the show today, Jason speaks to from BBC Weather broadcaster Bill Gyles to get a better understanding of what is causing the current stormy and wet conditions.
Also on the show, the featured group is Space Tommy Scott, singer with the group was born on 18th February 1966. Had a No.14 single Female Of The Species – also Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.
In Music Matters we play interviews and music from the life of Tina Turner and the Last Word to actor and theatre producer Christopher Malcolm whose death was announced on this date and whose roles included the original Brad Majors in the Rocky Horror Show and Saffy’s gay dad in Absolutely Fabulous.
On this programme Jason speaks to musician and Chinese-American pianist Jessica Zhu. Jessica made her orchestral debut in 2006 at the University of Houston, when she played Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Houston Symphony. She’s since performed with many orchestras in America. In 2009 Jessica was awarded the highly coveted Marshall Scholarship with which she completed a Masters programme with distinction at the the Guildhall School of Music & Dramas.
Also on the show, the featured group is The Kinks as we say happy birthday to Dave Davies, guitarist and founding member who celebrated his 67th birthday today.
Also, Kyra brings us her all round geeky knowledge, the gig guide and latest music news.
We feature music from: Blondie, Crystal Fighters, Buddy Holly, Sara Bareilles, Empire Of The Sun, Trench City, Fickle Friends, The Waifs and Tori Amos.
And we give The Last Word to American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on 2nd February 2014. Philip had won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, was nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, and received three Tony Award nominations for his work in theatre.