Matthew spoke to Vince Melouney, a guitarist who became part of the band; to Bee Gees biographer Andrew Mon Hughes and to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Managing Director, Ian Maclay.
Born 22 December 1949; died 20 May 2012 aged 62.
Canon Eric James
Last Word spoke to the former head of religious broadcasting at the BBC, the Reverend Ernie Rea, and to Roger Eastman who is Dean of Gray’s Inn Chapel where Eric James was preacher.
Born 14 April 1925; died 1 May 2012 aged 87.
Matthew spoke to one of his colleagues at Raleigh, David Moakes and to Alan’s second wife Karen.
Born 27 April 1927, died 18 May 2012 aged 85.
Matthew spoke to his daughter Matilda Cockbain, to the former archivist of Ballet Rambert, Jane Pritchard and to Mark Baldwin who is artistic director of Ballet Rambert
Born 17 November 1921; died 21 February 2012, aged 90.
The poet Elvis Mcgonagall pays tribute in verse.
Born 29 November 1915; died 20 May 2012 aged 96.
Radio 4’s obituary programme, marking the lives of significant figures who have died recently,…