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David Lynch discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2013.

David Lynch, filmmaker, writer and television director and creator of Twin Peak, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead and Wild At Heart discusses the pivotal moments and music that have shaped his life and career.

Lynch is also a musician, having helped create the music for many of his movies (he wrote the lyrics to the Twin Peaks theme - Falling sung by Julee Cruise) as well as solo albums such as The Big Dream - a record as hypnotic and disturbingly beautiful as his films.

In a rare interview, recorded in 2013, Lynch speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences (Chopin and the sound of B36 bombers flying over his childhood home), his passion for Elvis and early rock 'n' roll, directing David Bowie, his love of jazz, how he creates his own unique music and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet was directly inspired by Bobby Vinton's 1963 classic single, which would never sound the same again.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 12 May 2020 01:00

Music Played

  • Roy Orbison

    IN DREAMS

    • ROY ORBISON.
    • VIRGIN.
    • VUSCD-68.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka No. 49 in A Minor, Op. 68, No.2

    • Chopin Piano Favourites.
    • HMV.
    • HMV-5721332.
  • Oh My Darling

    Oh My Darling Clementine

    • Sweet nostalgia.
    • Oh My Darling.
    • 2011.
  • Buddy Holly

    PEGGY SUE

    • THE NO 1 ROCK 'N' ROLL ALBUM.
    • POLYGRAM TV.
    • 555-017-2.
  • Elvis Presley

    BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

    • A TOUCH OF PLATINUM - A LIFE IN MUSIC.
    • RCA.
    • 74321-59598 2.
  • Percy Faith

    A SUMMER PLACE

    • HERE COMES SUMMER.
    • OLD GOLD.
    • OG-3203.
  • David Lynch & Peter Ivers

    In Heaven

    • Eraserhead.
    • International Record Syndicate.
    • CD 70027.
  • Pixies

    In Heaven

    • PIXIES.
    • COOKING VINYL.
    • COOKCD-234.
  • Bobby Vinton

    BLUE VELVET

    • MEMORIES.... ARE MADE OF THIS.
    • DINO.
    • DINCD-47.
  • David Bowie

    I'M DERANGED

    • LOST HIGHWAY (SOUNDTRACK).
    • MCA.
    • IND-90090.
  • Angelo Badalamenti

    Laura Palmer's theme

    • Music From Twin Peaks.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 7-599-26316-2.
  • Julee Cruise

    FALLING IN LOVE

    • TRACKSPOTTING.
    • POLYGRAM TV.
    • 553-430-2.
  • Dangermouse and Sparklehorse & David Lynch

    Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It)

    • Dark Night Of The Soul.
    • Parlophone.
    • na-na.
  • David Lynch

    Sun Can't Be Seen No More

    • The Big Dream.
    • Sunday Best Recordings.
    • SBESTCD61.
  • Neil Young

    Love and War

    • Le Noise.
    • Reprise.
    • 9362-49618 6.
  • Björk

    Hyperballad

    • One Little Indian.
  • Depeche Mode

    Stripped

    • Mute.

Broadcasts

  • Sun 13 Oct 2013 12:00
  • Sun 20 Oct 2013 02:00
  • Boxing Day 2014 18:00
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018 01:00
  • Sat 6 Jul 2019 04:00
  • Tue 12 May 2020 01:00

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