A Conversation With Mr. B
By the age of eleven, he planned to be a graphic designer or a radio announcer. Then, Elvis changed his life. Music became a passion. He was there, the night Andrew Oldham discovered the Stones. At art school, he learnt about the Blues, R & B, Soul and Reggae. A visit to New York in ’74 found him at CBGB, alongside Lenny Kaye and Patti Smith as Television performed. A chance introduction to radio resulted in a long career as an acclaimed interviewer. This is part one of his story, illustrated with music from Johnnie Ray, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, The Skatalites, Roy & Millie, Alton Ellis, Toots & The Maytals, Johnny Clarke, Television and Killing Joke.