EP63 - John Wilson - Broadcaster & Journalist - ”Like a perfect stranger, you came into my life”

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In this episode, I am joined by Broadcaster & Journalist - John Wilson

It's amazing to hear so many passionate stories of his love of The Jam (thanks Aunt Liz!) - it's an out-pouring of emotions, memories and envy inducing tales from a master story-teller!

As one of the regular presenters of Front Row - the Radio 4 arts programme, John specialised in music-related interviews for the programme with the likes of Ray Davies, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Kate Bush - whilst also interviewing Paul Weller on many occasions on the show.

In 2007, he worked with Paul to create the book Suburban 100 - which saw Paul share his reflections on his lyrics, offering candid insights to his writing process and the inspiration behind some of pop music's best loved songs.

In 2012 - Paul Weller guested on his Radio 4 Music Programme Mastertapes - discussing a career-defining album in front of a live audience (Paul selected The Gift) which also featured a previous podcast guest (Teenage Waitress - Daniel J Ash)

In recent years, Paul has been a guest on John's 'These Three Songs' Podcast and John has returned the favour by interviewing him for the Making of True Meanings Documentary.

LINKS

This Cultural Life - Radio 4 - with John Wilson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010fl4

Paul Weller - Radio 4 - MasterTapes with John Wilson

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ntfw1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxh35

These Three Songs Podcast - Paul Weller

https://shows.acast.com/thesethree/episodes/paulweller

John Wilson with Paul Weller - The Jam Exhibition

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vmtkr

True Meanings - In Conversation with John Wilson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY06Ic-xZTE

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