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Harvey Goldsmith

Kirsty Young's castaway is musical impresario Harvey Goldsmith.

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]

Favourite track: Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing) by Benny Goodman
Book: The Reader's Digest Complete Do It Yourself Manual
Luxury: A piano.

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Led Zeppelin

    Kashmir

    • The Best of Led Zeppelin, Vol. 2.
    • Atlantic.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

      Sing, Sing, Sing

      • Benny Goodman Live at Carnegie Hall.
      • CBS.
  • Van Morrison

    Domino

    • At the Movies.
    • Exile.
  • The Who

    Baba O'Riley

    • Who’s Next.
    • Polydor.
  • Miles Davis

    All Blues

    • The Essential Miles Davis.
    • Columbia.
  • Luciano Pavarotti

    Donna non vidi mai simile a questa!

    • Manon Lescaut.
    • Decca.
  • Jeff Beck

    Nadia

    • Jeff Beck performing this week live at Ronnie Scotts.
  • John Cleese & Michael Palin

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

    • Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
    • BBC.
  • Book Choice

    • The Reader's Digest Complete Do It Yourself Manual

  • Luxury Choice

    • A piano

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Harvey Goldsmith

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