Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Joe Boyd, Producer


It may be too late for some of you in different time zones, but at least in Arizona Joe Boyd will be a guest on NPR's "Fresh Air" program TODAY (3/20/07) at 2:00 (or at least sometime in the 2-4:00 time frame). Joe Boyd is the man who produced classic albums by Fairport Convention, Richard and Linda Thompson, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, and other luminaries of the British folk-rock scene in the late 60s/early 70s. He also played an important role in early Pink Floyd (the Syd Barrett era) and later on he produced REM's "Fables of the Reconstruction." He has a new book out called "White Bicycle" (the title comes from a Syd Barrett song) about his days with the above-mentioned artists and others. LISTEN if you can, and if you can't, try to find the interview in the NPR on-line archives some other day.


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