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Roddy Doyle

Author of the Commitments and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Roddy Doyle, chooses his favourite songs and talks about what they mean to him. His selection includes Nick Cave and Wilco.

Irish novelist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle is best known for writing The Commitments. In this special programme for 6 Music, he picks an hour of his favourite music and tells us the stories behind them.

Roddy won the Man Booker Prize in 1993 for his book Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. In 2013, he adapted The Commitments for the West End Stage. He has also written eight books for children and is a prolific dramatist.

His selection includes Steely Dan, Wilco, Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Bob Dylan.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 9 Sep 2018 04:00

Music Played

  • David Bowie

    HEROES

    • HEROES.
    • RCA.
    • 1121-PB.
  • Aretha Franklin

    I Say A Little Prayer

    • QUEEN OF SOUL:THE BEST OF ARETHA FRANKLIN.
    • WARNER MUSIC.
    • WMTV-031.
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    The Mercy Seat

    • The Best of.
    • MUTE.
    • CDMUTEL-4.
  • Steely Dan

    BARRY TOWN

    • PRETZEL LOGIC.
    • ABC RECORDS.
    • N/A-01.
  • The Temptations

    PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE

    • MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS.
    • MOTOWN.
    • 530-015 2.
  • Wilco

    A Shot in the Arm

    • SUMMERTEETH.
    • REPRISE.
    • 9362-47282-2.
  • Patti Smith

    GLORIA

    • HORSES.
    • ARISTA.
    • 251-112.
  • The Undertones

    Jimmy Jimmy

    • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks.
    • Castle.
    • CTVCD-121.
  • Bob Dylan

    I WANT YOU

    • BLONDE ON BLONDE.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 4633-692.
  • The xx

    On Hold

    • I See You.
    • Young Turks.
    • none.
  • The Detroit Spinners

    I'll Be Around

    • Atlantic Soul (Various Artists).
    • Warner E.S.P..
    • 7567-80595-9*.
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH

    • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 1974.
    • Rhino.
    • R2 541729.
  • David Bowie

    'Heroes'

    • EMI.
  • Talking Heads

    Air

    • Fear Of Music.
    • Sire.

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