2/2. Mark Radcliffe explores the personal life of Karen Carpenter , who died in 1983, aged 32. This concluding part looks at her career highs and lows, her troubled marriage and her crippling illness. With input from industry producers, personal friends and, in archive interviews, Karen and Richard Carpenter. This 2004 documentary was recently cited as a favourite among Radio 2 listeners.
New series 1/4. Robert Cray profiles the most valued living proponent of the blues,
Mississippi -born singer/guitarist BB King (born Riley B King), who turned 80 last Friday. His classics include Woke Up This Morning,
Every Day I Have the Blues, Rock Me Baby and The Thrill Is Gone. Contributors include Ike Turner , John Mayall , Eric Burdon ,
Al Kooper , producer Bill Szymczyk and Gary Moore. Plus a new interview with BB King and input from Calvin Newborn and Calvin Owens , both of whom played in King's first group. This first part recalls King's journey from Mississippi to Memphis. Producer Owen McFadden
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