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Glenn Frey, Lord Weidenfeld, Jeanne Cordova, Haskell Wexler, Gilbert Kaplan.

Matthew Bannister on Glenn Frey of the Eagles, publisher Lord Weidenfeld, lesbian campaigner Jeanne Cordova, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, amateur conductor Gilbert Kaplan.

Matthew Bannister on

Glenn Frey - singer, guitarist and songwriter with The Eagles - who sold millions of albums in the 1970s.

Lord Weidenfeld, the influential publisher, party giver and networker - and, in later life, rescuer of Christians from Syria and Iraq.

The writer and activist Jeanne Cordova - a former nun who campaigned for lesbian rights.

Haskell Wexler, the cinematographer who won an Oscar for the film "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?".

And Gilbert Kaplan, the multi millionaire businessman who conducted Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony more than a hundred times.

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28 minutes

Glenn Frey (Pictured)

Matthew spoke to Music Critic, Neil McCormick and the Eagle’s representative, Nick Stewart.

Born 6 November 1948, died 18 January  2016 aged 67

Lord Weidenfeld

In the studio with Matthew Editor at the Jewish chronicle and friend, Stephen Pollard.

Born 13 September 1919; died 20 January 2016 aged 96

Jeanne Córdova

Matthew spoke to Jeanne’s spouse, Lynn Harris Ballen and sister, Lu Cordova.

Born 18 July 1948; died 10 January 2016 aged 67

Haskell Wexler

Matthew spoke to Haskell’s son, Mark Wexler.

Born 6 February 1922, died 27 December 2015 aged 93

Gilbert Kaplan

Matthew spoke to Music Writer and Broadcaster, Norman Lebrecht.

Born 3 March 1941; died 1 January 2016 aged 74


Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Bannister