Entertainer Bruce Forsyth provides a personal tribute to singer, dancer, musician and consummate showman Sammy Davis Jr (1925-90), who is perhaps best known to younger listeners as a member of the Rat Pack. Forsyth warmly recalls sharing the stage with Davis Jr in 1980, and profiles a man whose life was marked by political controversy, racial prejudice, tragedy and a surfeit of talent. Featuring new interviews with Paul Anka, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lionel Blair and pianist/composer Laurie Holloway. Plus archive material from Davis Jr's live performances and interviews.
4/4. Rock wiz David Ouantick presents droll and often not-quite-right explanations of country and western music.
Today's entries include Tammy Wynette , Johnny Cash , country and race, and non-US country.
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