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Auditioning For Auntie

Journalist and broadcaster Pete Paphides delves into the BBC auditions process for aspiring bands of the 1950s and 1960s such as The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Pink Floyd.

Throughout this era, any artist hoping to achieve wider national recognition would have to try and secure national radio exposure. To do this, they would have to meet the exacting standards of a small but powerful board of assessors within the BBC.

Producers and sound engineers of the time remember the sessions, and musicians such as Peter Hammill of Van der Graaf Generator, Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention and Alvin Stardust recall their audition processes.

Interview with me and a review of TWS in The Rocktologist and where you can buy Talking With Strangers with two bonus tracks !!!

Jolly fine it is as well

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Talking With Strangers with two bonus tracks can now be bought from Gonzomultimedia's websites

here if you are in the USA and Canada

and here if you are in the UK 


Judy Dyble -The Sisterhood of Ruralists (edit)

Edit of  The Sisterhood of Ruralists composed by Judy Dyble and Alistair Murphy about the magic of four artists and their work - Catherine Hyde, Jackie Morris, Hannah Willow and Tamsin Abbott. Taken from the forthcoming Judy Dyble album 'Flow and Change' which was released in July 2013.

Vocals - Judy Dyble
Musicians - Alistair Murphy, Mark Fletcher, Pat Mastelotto,
Jeremy Salmon, Steve Bingham, Brenda Stewart, Lucy Mitchell.
Strings arranged by Phil Toms
Video created by Paul & Jane Merrick