Every once in a while, the world is graced by a musician who is genuinely all about the music. Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople fame is one such man.
Ex Radio Academy chief executive Trevor Dann invited Ian to our studios to be interviewed as part of the propermusic.com podcast. You can listen to the original interview here, or why not subscribe on iTunes?
Ian talked about working with David Bowie, chilling out with Keith Moon and about his 20th studio album, When I’m President, which along with the stanchion backing efforts of his Rant Band, even features vocals from his son Jesse on “I don’t know what you want”.
We were lucky enough to have Richard Briers around too, primarily to do an advert for Beeston council, but inadvertently added to a streak of septuagenarians! With over 120 movie and television credits to his name, Richard’s acting resumé is impressive by any measure; but it was while playing Tom Good in the 1970s hit series ‘The Good Life’ that his name was made and and (in all likelihood) his CBE earned.
Mr Briers is a delight to be around – as warm, friendly and funny now as we imagine he ever was – and he’s still got it too! Richard is set to play Hamish in the forthcoming Cockneys vs Zombies
We haven’t heard any details yet, but if it’s anything like we think it is (if Guy Ritchie directed Shaun of the Dead), then we’ll see you there!