|With Barry Gibb, February 2013.|
Over the course of my broadcasting career I’ve been incredibly fortunate to interview so many people I admire, from music legends to sporting heroes to movie stars to Prime Ministers. People often want to know who was the funniest, friendliest, the most down-to-earth and of course, the worst.
- Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb on how he dealt with the backlash after the Saturday Night Fever years.
- Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines shortly after saying she was ashamed George W. Bush was a fellow Texan.
- Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham on bumping into Michael Jackson in the bathroom during the recording of We Are The World.
- Sheryl Crow on rumours she was going to join Fleetwood Mac.
- Cliff Richard on why he took to wearing bike-pants with a dinner jacket during concerts in the early 90s.
- Lionel Richie recalling the days of segregation growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama.
- Commodores bassist Ronald LaPread on his very first meeting with Marvin Gaye.
- Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall on meeting his hero James Brown.
- John Tesh paying tribute to Michael Jackson less than an hour after he’d died.
- Paul Michael Glaser, the original Starsky, on overcoming the loss of both his wife and daughter to AIDS.
- Elaine Paige on how her career was nearly over until she had a conversation with Dustin Hoffman that changed everything.
- Westlife singer Kian Egan on what it’s like hanging out with Bono.
- Tony Orlando with a story he’d never told in any interview before about a premonition he had while staying with Frank Sinatra that Elvis was about to die.
I hope you enjoy the clips and thanks again to my former radio station Easy Mix who made this all possible.