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Harvey Goldsmith

Harvey Goldsmith

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First broadcast: Sun 05 Jul 2009

Impresario, Promoter

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]

Choices

Led Zeppelin

1.

Led Zeppelin

Kashmir

Performer: Led Zeppelin

Others who chose this artist

Benny Goodman

2.

Castaway's favourite

Benny Goodman

Sing, Sing, Sing

Performer: Benny Goodman

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Van Morrison

3.

Van Morrison

Domino

Performer: Van Morrison

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The Who

4.

The Who

Baba O'Riley

Performer: The Who

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Miles Davis

5.

Miles Davis

All Blues

Performer: Miles Davis

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Luciano Pavarotti

6.

Luciano Pavarotti

Donna non vidi mai simile a questa!

Performer: Luciano Pavarotti

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Jeff Beck

7.

Jeff Beck

Nadia

Performer: Jeff Beck

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John Cleese & Michael Palin

8.

John Cleese & Michael Palin

The Dead Parrot Sketch (from Monty Python's Flying Circus)

Performer: John Cleese & Michael Palin

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Reader's Digest Complete Do It Yourself Manual by

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Luxury item

A piano

Others who chose a similar luxury

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