Tony Blackburn

Radio 1 launch day playlist

On 30th September 1967 Radio 1 was launched in the UK as a vehicle for 16-24 year olds to enjoy the burgeoning pop scene of the day. Here are the details of what was played: Date; Saturday 30.09.67 Time; 07:00 – 08:30 Programme; Daily Disc Delivery Producer; Johnny Beerling Presenter; Tony Blackburn. Transmission; Radio 1 […]

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La Cicatrice Interieure – (The Inner Scar) – Philippe Garrel – 1970

Philippe Garrel is a French underground film maker who made a series of films with Nico between 1969 and 1979 . She performed The Falconer for his film Le Lit de la Vierge (The Virgin’s Bed) in 1969 and in 1970 La Cicatrice Interieure (The Inner Scar) featured more songs, some of which appeared on Nico’s third album Desert Shore. […]


The Servant – 1963

It is rare to find a film which is both elegant and tough; corrosive yet compassionate; visually exciting and yet meaningful; brilliant and profound. Rarer still is the film which deals with moral problems on any but a superficial level. And that is why The Servant is a masterpiece. Alexander Walker, Evening Standard The Servant was […]