Parnes' People on Radio 2, Tuesday 10.30pm

Just a reminder that the BBC will be broadcasting Parnes' People on Radio 2 tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10.30pm.  Among interviewees is Billy's one-time flatmate and close friend, Vince Eager, who is headlining at the Sunnyside next month.

It will be available on the website for a further week, and I shall then be archiving it on the Radio page on

Saturday nights on Radio 2

Saturday nights are looking very strong for vintage music fans on Radio 2 at the moment, with a run of features and regular programmes from 7pm to 11pm.  Last week, a Buddy Holly feature at 7pm was followed by the regular Suzi Quatro programme, then the first in an initial eight-week run in which Johnnie Walker makes a light-hearted attempt to recreate a pirate radio broadcast for two hours.

Johnnie is supposedly on the ship Rock 'n' Roll, a few miles off the Essex coast.  This Saturday, the 7pm feature will be on Gene Vincent.

Last week's shows can be heard on until Saturday.