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An hour dedicated to the music and legacy of the influential and enigmatic Nick Drake, marking the 65th anniversary of his birth, with special guest Joe Boyd.

Mark Radcliffe dedicates this week's live programme to the music of the influential and enigmatic Nick Drake, who would have turned 65 today.

During his lifetime, Nick's career stuttered and stalled, hampered to varying degrees by his depression and reluctance to perform in public. But decades after his tragic death at the age of 26, his music would find a wide and reverent audience.

Nick Drake left relatively little music behind; only three 'proper' studio albums were recorded. But those recordings were beautiful, heavy with meaning and mood and, ultimately, very influential on subsequent generations of like-minded songwriters.

On this week's Folk Show, Mark Radcliffe is joined by Joe Boyd - who produced two of Nick's albums for Island Records, as well as records for Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band and Pink Floyd - to reflect on Nick Drake's life and legacy.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Jun 2013 19:00

Music Played

  • Nick Drake


    • Bryter Layter.
  • Nick Drake

    Hazey Jane I

    • Bryter Layter.
  • Nick Drake

    Rider on the Wheel

    • Made to Love Magic.
  • The Swingle Singers

    River Man

    • Ferris Wheels.
  • Nick Drake

    Thoughts of Mary Jane

    • Five Leaves Left.
  • Molly Drake

    Poor Mum

    • Molly Drake (available via Bryter Music).
  • Luluc & Lisa Hannigan

    Saturday Sun

    • Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake.
  • Nick Drake

    Black Eyed Dog

    • Way to Blue: An Introduction to Nick Drake.
  • John Martyn

    Solid Air

    • Solid Air.
  • Nick Drake

    Pink Moon

    • Pink Moon.