Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 31
Society & Culture 198

Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island


Harvey Goldsmith

July 5th, 2009

Episode 53 of 602 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is the impresario and promoter Harvey Goldsmith. From the Rolling Stones to Pavarotti, and with pretty well every other name in music inbetween, he has been one of the country's top promoters for more than 40 years. His career has given him a unique insight into music history; he was there, after all, when Keith Moon threw his first TV out of a hotel window. Always passionate about what he listened to, he acknowledges that his own instrument is the pocket calculator. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing) by Benny Goodman Book: The Reader's Digest Complete Do It Yourself Manual Luxury: A piano.

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