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Leon on Elms (and Free - the band - special)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:19 pm
by Garth Cartwright
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7kb

Leon Parker is on after the 1.30 news today speaking with Robert about his forthcoming exhibition in Berwick St celebrating the history of Soho's record shops. Good interview.

On the same programme, after the 12.30 news, Johnny Homer comes on to chat about Free. He is very knowledgable - i had no idea Kossoff was expelled from school aged 14 for his pill habit! - and enthusiastic as he details the band's coming together and falling apart. A nice tribute to Andy Fraser who, as Elms notes, gave the band a funky, soulful element lacking in Led Zep and many of their contemporaries.