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Thread #111296   Message #2345046
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Cox
20-May-08 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: Radio Ballads/Lloyd biography
Subject: RE: Radio Ballads/Lloyd biography
I'm in Gateshead before a launch at 6.30 that precedes a Peggy Seeger concert here this evening. I do a c 45 min presentation followed by a discussion, and Peggy will be here for this one, plus a rapidly recovering Louis Killen (from eye-wateringly heroic surgery) plus (I hope) Colin Ross. It's free, so if anyone's in the area do come along.

Next Sun 25th I'm in Blackheath doing the same thing at 3.15, so the same applies. I'm doing the Leytonstone one that Kevin mentions, then one on July 1 in Dove Holes village hall. That's the last station John Axon went through alive before he crashed, and July 1 is the day before the 50th anniversary of its first broadcast.

The website's at, and thus far I've put on the first two pages of each chapter, so you can get the flavour. You can order the book from me directly from there, which cuts out the middle men (and gives me a chance of breaking even...). By the end of May the bibliog, detailed footnotes, and transcripts of all the programmes will be up on the site. I just need to get these launches out of the way before I can finalise it. Delighted to hear from any of you via the website, privately, or publicly though Mudcat.

As for the Radio Ballad CDs, the wrestling match to get them back into copyright between me, Tony Engle of Topic and the BBC is one story too many. Suffice it to say that Tony reckons they should be back in copyright and on sale this week. Check the Topic site. Meanwhile I have copies of all but Travelling People (who, of course, have been moved on...).