In an earlier post we mentioned an Interactive Cultures radio documentary about Irish rocker Phil Lynott. To mark what would have been Lynott’s 60th birthday this Thursday, BBC West Midlands 95.6 FM will be broadcasting the half hour feature at approximately 1300 on the Jimmy Franks Show on Saturday the 22nd of August.
The feature will also be discussed on the Thursday morning breakfast show with possible contributions from narrator Paul Murphy and Dawn Mccarrick, the UK Representative of the Phil Lynott Memorial Trust. As fate would have it, it turns out Dawn works here at BCU. Small world.
The national rock station ‘Absolute Radio’ (ex Virgin) will feature sections from the interviews along with the rare Lynott track showcased in the documentary. This can be heard during ‘Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show’ on Thursday afternoon, August 20th at http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk. Freeview (channel 727).
‘Spin FM 1038’ in Dublin will also be featuring music from the documentary – which has been designed to indirectly promote the efforts of Jez Collins at the Birmingham Music Archive, the initiator of this project. The radio feature was created as a “prototype” method of disseminating information about the BMA, as part of an ongoing KTF partnership with BCU.
The team here were relieved to hear that Phil’s Mother, Philomena Lynott in Dublin, had seen the YouTube clips accompanying this documentary and sent her approval.
The audio slideshow above features extracts taken from the documentary of Paul Murphy’s journey from Birmingham to Dublin. Other YouTube clips discuss the poetry of Phil Lynott:
And a previously unheard song, featuring Lynott, that had been sitting under a bed gathering dust for 25 years: