Paul Jones looks back at the history of the Eel Pie Island Hotel, which became a regular haunt in the 60s for many of the British blues boomers, including Rod Stewart , the Rolling Stones and the Who. The hotel burnt down in 1971, but its history is preserved in stories and poems, as well as accounts from musicians George Melly ,
Ian McLagan and Ronnie Wood. Repeated from Tuesday
Masterpieces from Amsterdam's Mesdag Collection are on show in Edinburgh. Also, reviews of Pete Townsend 's rock opera The Iron Man and, playing live in the studio, Paul Jones and the Blues Band. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Reassessin' the Blues
Nick Baker woke up this morning and hit the road to Burnley, home of the National Blues Festival. to find out if this music can still grab the heart and soul. With
Buddy Guy , Paul Jones and the fans who recall how they first got the blues.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo
Paul Jones first made his name as the lead singer with the group Manfred Mann. Later he formed
The Blues Band, but in the meantime he had started a second career as an actor when he appeared in the film Privilege.
Since then he has played
Hamlet,CassioinOthello, and Machaath in The
Beggar's Opera, and even finds time to do session work on his harmonica. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY he talks about the many facets of his career and chooses eight records he would take to the mythical Island. producer DEREK DRESCHER
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