During the freezing winter of 1962/63 Bob Dylan made his first trip to London, having been spotted the previous summer in a Greenwich Village basement by BBC director Phillip Saville , who invited him to appear alongside David Warner in a BBC play Madhouse on Castle Street. Bob Harris tells the story of Dylan's two-month visit to Britain, from his stay with Martin Carthy to cutting an LP (in a Charing Cross Road record-shop basement) under the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt, to writing songs such as Don't Think Twice, It's Alright and Bob Dylan 's Dream.
Radio features: pages 136-137
2/4. David Quantick presents an ode to the vinyl record album (aka LP), which first appeared as a 12-inch 33rpm disc 60 years ago. Tonight he attempts to assess the LP's heyday, with a look at artwork, the Beatles impact and various triumphs and excesses. With input from ex-Sham 69 frontman Jimmy Pursey , producer/composer Nitin Sawhney , Radiohead producer
Nigel Godrich and Paul Gambaccini.
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