What a few days we have had dashing about filming the good folks for the forthcoming music documentaries. We headed out of leafy Surrey where our director Steve resides and headed up the glorious M6 to what turned out to be a very sunny Manchester for a hectic day of filming. We were in search of tales of Alexis Korner from people who had worked with him, so we started with Norman Beaker renown blues guitarist and vocalist. Next up was Victor Brox who regaled up with tales of the mighty Hammond Organ. Finally we visited the bass playing David Lunt who lives not too far away. Food was rather late that night but a good days work and we met some lovely people, thanks guys.
The following day was a lovely and leisurely journey over the Pennines to Yorkshire and for the second day in a row I regretted not bring my shorts, foolish person that I am sometimes. The weather was so nice that we filmed journalist/music critic Karl Dallas out in his garden amidst much musical birdsong and discussed his former flat tenant Davy Graham before ranging across the Sixties wealth of London Clubs like the UFO, Les Cousins and The Troubadour and their roles in the development of British music.
Then it was back down the dreadful M1 and the 50mph endless world of speeding cars and road works