8/10. Irreverent series showcasing Professor Emeritus Arthur Smith.
This week's lecture, on the advent of spring, features archive snips from Adge Cutler, Bill Oddie, Margaret Smith, Vivian Stanshall and others.
Bob Harris recalls the life and extraordinary career of session pianist Nicky Hopkins , who played on more than 300 albums, 13 of them by the Rolling Stones. Other beneficiaries of the Hopkins touch include the Beatles, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie , the Kinks, Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. Hopkins suffered from
Crohn's disease, which indirectly resulted in his death in 1994, aged 50, and never pursued a full-time career with one band. Expect to hear exclusive sessions and interviews with Joe Cocker , Bill Wyman , Dave Davies ,
Graham Parker , Ian McLagan (of the Faces), Steve Miller , biographer
Julian Dawson and Hopkins's widow Moira. Producer Nick Low
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