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Sampledelica! History of Mellotron

Tuesday 9 January 2007 11:30-12:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Mark Radcliffe explores the history of the Mellotron, one of the quirkiest musical instruments of the twentieth century and one of the first samplers.

Famously used on the opening of The Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever, it was championed by musicians in the psychedelic and progressive rock eras. Contributors include Sir Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Tony Banks and Justin Hayward.

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