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Ian McLagan – Rest In Peace

Ian McLagan 1945 - 2014

Ian McLagan 1945 – 2014

Words cannot express how we felt on hearing the news that the truly wonderful Ian “Mac” McLagan had died from a stroke at the young age of 69. The details are still coming in and our first reaction was, “This cannot be true”. It was just over a week ago that part one of Norman B’s up close and in depth conversations with Ian were aired on Life Elsewhere. The chats Ian and Norman had earlier this year came about because the two silver-haired ex-art students met up at a charity event and began reminiscing about their days growing up in the early 60’s in the same area of London and attending the same college. “Let’s get this down on tape, so people can learn about what it was like in those days.” Said Ian. The result was well over two hours of spirited conversation, with Mac talking candidly about his early life, becoming a pop-star, drugs and life on the road with The Rolling Stones. So far, less than one hour of Norman B’s interview with Ian McLagan has been aired to date. Out of respect to Mac and his family, we will wait for a more appropriate time to air the full interview, so as to not gratuitously capitalize on his untimely death. Rest in peace Mac.

Kiss The Sky!

Kiss The Sky

Directly after Life Elsewhere’s Earth Day Edition, Norman B dashed off to Seattle to host a very special charity event, Kiss The Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert on Earth Day, April 22 at the Experience Music Project Museum’s Sky Church, benefiting wild Orca research and advocacy. The stellar line-up of artists are all keenly interested in or actively involved with Orca advocacy, including Heart, Graham Nash, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Country Joe McDonald, Ian McLagan and more. The Kiss The Sky event celebrates the orca—the totem species of the Pacific Northwest—while supporting The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, OrcaLab on BC’s Hanson Island, and Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project in Berkeley. These groups are diligently working to recover endangered orcas and advocate for their freedom and well-being.

To promote the concert, Norman B was invited onto The Bob River’s Show Seattle’s top-rated morning-drive radio program at KJR 95.7 fm. The two radio personalities met live on air for the first time and recalled the days when they were supposedly bitter enemies at rival radio stations. Norman B talked about the early days of Grunge and his involvement in the Seattle music scene.