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Nick Dent-Robinson - Profiles


Charlie Watts

Charlie Watts - 1941-2021

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts who died on August 24th.


Lucy in the Sky....

Lucy in the Sky.... - Pop StorIes

Nick Dent-Robinson gives a thumbs-up to Annie Nightingale’s ‘Hey Hi Hello’ – a 'rewarding read' which includes 'fascinating back-stories spanning her five decades of interaction with the biggest names in music and culture.'


Gerry Marsden

Gerry Marsden - 1942-2021

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career of Gerry Marsden, the frontman of the record-breaking 1960s Mersey Sound band, Gerry and the Pacemakers, who died in January.


Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You

Nick Dent-Robinson assesses Bruce Springsteen's extraordinary latest album, 'Letter to You'.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Some Reflections

After talking to comic Jimmy Tarbuck about his recollections of Tom Jones and Elvis, Nick Dent-Robinson reflects upon his own memories of seeing Elvis live.


Madonna

Madonna - Profile

With Madonna having just completed a fifteen night residency at the London Palladium, Nick Dent-Robinson recollects seeing an early preview of her current 'Madame X' tour in New York last summer.


Neil Innes



Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career of Neil Innes, who died in December, and, as well as forming creative alliances with top 1960's performers, became legendary for creating catchy melodies and contributing greatly to 'Monty Python'.


Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between the 13th August and 15th August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from among many others Clannad, Richard Thompson, Grace Jones, the Pet Shop Boys and Steve Hackett.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - A Concert for Jack Bruce

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a fantastic tribute concert to the late Jack Bruce, which filmed at the London Roundhouse in 2018, has just been released on CD and DVD.


Joe Brown

Joe Brown - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the enduring sixty year career of rock legend Joe Brown, who is currently touring the UK.


Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on Jack Savoretti's bestselling no. 1 latest album, 'Singing to Strangers'.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles this year's Big Feastival, which run by Alex James, the bassist with Blur, is taking place between the 23rd and 25th August in his native Oxfordshire.


Charlie Dore

Charlie Dore - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of singer-songwriter and actress Charlie Dore, who is currently playing a small venue tour of the United Kingdom.


Fara

Fara - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of Orkney Islands-formed folk group Fara, who have just released their second album, ‘Times from Times Fall’.


Rewind Festival

Rewind Festival - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's Rewind South Festival which will take this year at Henley-on-Thames from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August.


Nocturne Live

Nocturne Live - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year’s Nocturne Live festival, which will take place at Blenheim palace between the 21st and 23rd June and will include a headlining set from Lauryn Hill.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - 2019

Nick Dent-Robinson provides five tips for acts to keep an eye out for and which he predicts for success in 2019.


Queen

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Nick Dent-Robinson asks if the much maligned new film 'Bohemian Rhapsody' about the music of British frontman Freddie Mercury and Queen has been fairly received or whether its bad reviews have been justified.


Chas Hodges

Chas Hodges - 1943-2018

Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on the career of Chas Hodges of duo Chas'n'Dave, who died in September.


Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield - Dusty - The Musical

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a new musical which looks with unflinching honesty at the life of troubled singer Dusty Springfield and which after touring regionally will eventually be launched to the West End of London.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews three Oxfordshire summer festivals, the Henley-on-Thames Festival, Cornbury Music Festival and Truck Festival.


Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson previews this year's annual Fairport Cropredy Convention which will take place between Thursday 9 August and Saturday 11 August and, as well as Fairport Convention, will include sets from Brian Wilson, Kate Rusby, and the Levellers.


Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond - Profile

Nick Dent Robinson examines singer-songwriter Neil Diamond's recent decision to stop touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's and reflects on his often under-rated career.


Tom Petty

Tom Petty - 1950-2017

Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on career of the much acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty, who died on the 2nd October aged just 66


Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention, the annual three day festival staged by folk rock legends Fairport Convention, which this year celebrates the band's golden anniversary with an on-stage reunion of both past and present members


Rewind Festival

Rewind Festival - Interview with Paul Carey

Nick Dent-Robinson talks to festival chief Paul Carey about 80's festival Rewind South which will take place this year between the 18th and 20th August


Henley Festival

Henley Festival - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson talks to Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys and Jess Glynne about their forthcoming appearance at this year's Henley Festival


Peter Sarstedt

Peter Sarstedt - 1941-2017

Nick Dent-Robinson recalls meeting and interviewing Peter Sarstedt who died in January and his 1969 only huge hit 'Where Do You Go To My Lovely'


Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston - Interview

Former Oxford schoolboy, Tom Hiddleston, talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his recent big screen challenge playing Country legend Hank Williams, 'I Saw the Light'


Bob Harris

Bob Harris - Interview

Radio 2 DJ and 'Old Grey Whistle Test' presenter Bob Harris talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about his lengthy career and forthcoming ''Festivals in a Day' series of one-day festivals


George Martin

George Martin - 1926-2016

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the career and life of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, who died in March


Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan - 1938-3016

Nick Dent-Robinson pays tribute to the radio and television broadcaster Terry Wogan, who died in January


Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention, which will be taking place on the 13th to the 15th August, and speaks to Emmylou Harris, Toyah Willcox, Pete Brown and Skinny Lister and also Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg, all of whom are appearing in this year's line-up


Beatles

Beatles - Interview

In this 1985 archival interview the late Cynthia Lennon talks to Nick Dent-Robinson about her marriage to John Lennon and the Beatles


Beatles

Beatles - 1939-2015

Nick Dent-Robinson looks back on the life of Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Profile

Niick Dent-Robinson looks at country music capital Nashville, which has seen a dramatic recent rise in popularity amongst visitors because of the 'Nashville' TV series


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson chats to rock photographer Scarlet Page about her current exhibition ‘Resonators', which features photographs of around forty guitarists including her father, Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Interview

Nick Dent-Robinson speaks to former Radio One DJ Mike Read about his new autobiography, 'Seize The Day'


Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce - 14/4/1943 – 25/10/2014

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the life of Cream bassist Jack Bruce, who died aged 71 in October


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention for this year, and talks to Chas'n'Dave and Irish singer-songwriter Cara Dillon, who are on the bill this year, as well as Fairport Convention members Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Profile

Nick Dent-Robinson looks at Oxfordshire's Towersey Festival which will take this place this year from the 21st August to the 25th August, and speaks to Joe Heaps, its organiser, and Richard Thompson, the Bootleg Beatles and Eliza Carthy, all of whom will be peforming at it


Sam Lee

Sam Lee - Sam Lee

Nick Dent-Robinson examines the career of young folk artist Sam Lee, whose songs are almost-forgetten traditional gypsy songs and who uses unusual instrumentation


Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger - 1919 - 2014

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on the life of folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who died on January 27th at the age of 94


Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper - Cropredy Festival

Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Convention for this year, and talks to surprise headliner Alice Cooper; Fairport Convention members Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders and Simon Nicol and Katherine Blake from the classical chart-topping Mediaeval Baebes who are also on the bill







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