Ken Bruce presents a special Friday Night concert with Gilbert O'Sullivan and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Laurie Holloway.
Gilbert's first top ten hit came in late 1970 with Nothing Rhymed. He was a shy youth with a pudding basin haircut, short trousers, hobnail boots and a cloth cap - but he was unique amongst all the glam rock of the day and above all he wrote and still writes great songs - beautiful melodies with witty, kitchen sink lyrics.
Gilbert dominated the British and European charts with a string of hits along the likes of We Will; No Matter How I Try; Alone Again (Naturally); Ooh Wakka Doo Wakka Day; Clair; Get Down; Why, Oh Why, Oh Why and What's in a Kiss? In the UK he was awarded three Ivor Novello Awards - including one for Song Writer of the Year in 1973. In the States he topped the charts and was nominated for a Grammy.