As Radio 2 continues to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, comic Richard Herring (of Lee and Herring) irreverently intertwines the fall of Communism with the rise of US actor David Hasselhoff, whose post-Knight Rider/pre-Baywatch career included the big European hit Looking for Freedom, which resonated with central Europeans in late 1989. Contributors include
East German rock act Klaus Renft Combo (banned in 1975), Looking for Freedom songwriter/producer Jack White, David Hasselhoff himself, and Berliners recalling his performance of the song at the Wall.
New series. 1/5. Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson tells the story of the music genre with which his Grammy-winning Texas band is most associated: western swing. This first part recalls how the rural string-band sound of the South West merged with Czech and German polka,
Mexican mariachi, Cajun, jazz, big band and blues to form western swing, led by influential Texan musician, songwriter and band leader Bob Wills (1905-75). Producer Al Booth
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