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Chas Hodges, MJ Long, Arthur Mitchell, Rick Turner, Rachid Taha

Matthew Bannister on musician Chas Hodges, architect MJ Long, dancer Arthur Mitchell, archaeologist Rick Turner and singer Rachid Taha.

Pictured: Chas Hodges

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Chas Hodges, the session musician who became one half of the cockney duo Chas and Dave and had hits like Gertcha and Rabbit.

M.J. Long the American-born architect who co-designed the British Library, the National Maritime Museum and studios for some of the UK's best known artists.

Arthur Mitchell, the first African American principal dancer in a major ballet company and founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem.

Rick Turner, the archaeologist who recovered the 2,000-year-old Lindow Man, Britain's best preserved bog body.

And Rachid Taha, the singer who mixed Algerian music with rock, techno and punk.

Interviewed guest: Michael Hann
Interviewed guest: Rolfe Kentish
Interviewed guest: Rachel Pugh
Interviewed guest: Robin Denselow

Archive clips from: Piano Tales - A Social History of the Piano, Radio 3 23/09/2012; Outlook, World Service 24/01/2018; QED - The Body in the Bog, BBC One 10/04/1985; The African Rock 'N' Roll Years - North Africa, BBC Four 09/08/2005.

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Chas Hodges

Born 28 December 1943; died 22 September 2018, aged 74.

Last Word spoke to music journalist Michael Hann.

MJ Long

Born 31 July 1939; died 3 September 2018, aged 79.

Last Word spoke to her friend and former business partner Rolfe Kentish.

Arthur Mitchell

Born 27 March 1934; died 19 September 2018, aged 84.

Rick Turner

Born 24 April 1952; died 27 June 2018, aged 66.

Last Word spoke to his friend, journalist Rachel Pugh.

Rachid Taha

Born 18 September 1958; died 12 September 2018, aged 59.

Last Word spoke to writer Robin Denselow.

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