Ep.53 RAY LAIDLAW - LINDISFARNE
With 3 top 10 albums - including the biggest selling UK album of 1972 - and 4 top 10 singles, Lindisfarne are one of the North East of England's most iconic groups! Songs like 'Run For Home', 'Meet Me On the Corner', 'Fog on the Tyne' and 'Lady Eleanor' are classics of the genre. Their legendary live performances in the early 70's garnered the band a huge following which still follow the group half a century on.
Ray Laidlaw was one of the driving forces of the band and in this interview he talks about the band's beginnings, the stories behind the hits, the breakups and make-ups, the criticism they received form working with Gazza, the legacy of Alan Hull and how he's keeping the bands music alive with the Lindisfarne Story.
For more information about the band and the tour Ray has scheduled for March and April visit www.lindisfarnestory.co.uk
Also on the episode you can hear what I choose as my favourite 5 songs from Lindisfarne and I read out your feedback on last weeks Top 5 from Jimi Hendrix!
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