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Benammi Swift at Folk Awards this week

Three years ago Benammi Swift’s mum Anita dusted off his late father’s instruments and handed them to him.

“She said she thought it was time for me to take them out and play them,” explained the 16-year-old from Somercotes. 215 more words


Need You Tonight - interesting version

Bonnie Raitt was on the Simon Mayo show, played this live, and it gradually dawned on me what it was


For the Love of Books | 24/03/16

Crikey, I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of March already! That means it’s nearly a month since my little blog was born, which is crazy. 443 more words

Book Bloggers

Rick Wakeman

I’ve heard Rick Wakeman talking about how he played piano on Life On Mars, very probably on an earlier Simon Mayo show. I do think that some of the reaction to David Bowie’s death was overblown, but these words and this music do make for a fitting tribute


Librarian joins Radio 2's book club panel

Have you have ever wondered who gets to choose the titles which are featured on to Simon Mayo’s Book Club on BBC Radio 2?

If so, the answer is library staff from across the country alongside others from the Reading Agency. 397 more words


Catching up....

I’ve posted nothing for a long time so here goes:

Typical of the series and an excellent read which is pitched perfectly for the 10s to 15s market. 40 more words


O Hazel

Of course I know and love this, it just doesn’t come up that much so thank you Simon Mayo.

A very fine love song.

The video is slightly flawed but generally strong, with the song proper starting one minute in