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Friday, 14 October 2011

Kenwood: interview - April, 1965.

This most "innaresting" interview provides a verbatim slice of life at Kenwood in April '65 (or thereabouts). You can read it for "youselfs", but a few points to note: 1. Large (and doubtless good) dog Nigel, previously unknown, and now immediately to return to canine obscurity from whence he skittered. 2. Blues Rags & Hollers (as it is actually titled) was an album by Koerner, Ray & Glover, much admired by the Lenin-cap wearing brigade. 3. Bernard Levin called the then Tory Leader Sir Alec Douglas-Home a "cretin" and an "imbecile" on Not So Much A Programme More A Way Of Life, which was the follow-up to That Was The Week That Was. 4. John seems somewhat agitated (one can guess why - last man standing at the Ad-Lib yet again); Cynthia seems somewhat appalled, even given that it was very much pre-PC. 5. I can say no more.
Many thanks to Richard Morton Jack for passing this on.


  1. Wonderful!! I've been going round saying, 'LP Winner!' ever since. :)

  2. 60's fabness in overdrive! Minis, E-types, Scotch & Cokes, Radio London, Ad Lib, Ipcress Files etc. Coleman was always very good. Cool and observant. And he stuck by his assignment even riding back to Kenwood at 5 in the morning. (Presumably Les chauffeured him home.)