Tuesday 2nd July

Rob Caiger - Photo by Helen

Lindsey Davis

Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Dave "Dee" Harman (by phone) - once a policeman, now a part-time London magistrate, Dave was a member of the legendary Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky, Mick and Tich. He talked with Carl about his music memories, raising money for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity, and his battle against prostate cancer.

Rob Caiger - (pictured above) - throughout the week, Rob chatted about his forthcoming Midland Beat anthology project, scheduled for a 2003 release. The CD anthology collection will be devoted to the musical heroes of the Midlands from the 50's, 60's and 70's. This item was expanded upon during Thursday's show and referred to by Carl throughout the week.

Colin Larkin (by phone) - has devoted his life to writing music encyclopedias, including "The Virgin Encyclopedia of 60s Music." Together with his books on the 50’s and 70’s (coming soon), the three volumes add up to an outstanding and detailed reference and are thoroughly recommended. During the interview, Carl could not resist good-naturedly correcting some of the "not-quite-true" quotes on Colin’s Move entry!

Lindsey Davis  - (pictured above) - Birmingham-born author of the best selling Falco series. Her latest novel, The Jupiter Myth, has just been published by Century and is already a huge best seller. Following his research for the interview (The Jupiter Myth and three other Falco novels devoured during the long hours travelling between Hollies concerts) Carl himself is now a fan! A lovely and entertaining interviewee who brought her books and key character, Marcus Didius Falco, to life during her conversation with Carl.

Wednesday 3rd July 

Helen Macdonald

Robert Kilroy-Silk

Malcolm Boyden

Robert Kilroy Silk (by phone) - charismatic BBC daytime television personality, maverick ex-Labour MP and childhood friend of Carl's. Introduced with The Move track, "Kilroy Was Here" which Robert enthused about but never knew existed!

Danny King - a true legend. Respected and admired by every vocalist to come out of the Midlands - yet none of his music currently exists on CD. During the interview, Danny explained why this puzzling mystery continues to this day. His forthcoming interview on this website will be fascinating! Listeners were treated to an exclusive first hearing of Danny singing I Can Hear The Music, a song written for him by The Fortunes in 1970.

Don Gould - keyboard player with The Applejacks (pictured above). In 1964, the group had the very first "Midland Beat" hit single "Tell Me When." when it reached no.7 on the UK charts.

Sandra Caron - talking about her sister, Alma Cogan, the most popular and successful British singer of the 1950's. In 1991, Sandra published Alma's biography to mark the 25th anniversary of her death and more recently, EMI have celebrated her career with a beautiful and lavishly produced boxset entitled "The Girl With A Laugh In Her Voice".

Malcolm Boydon - (pictured above) as an interviewee for a change! Live from the rehearsal of Wallop Mrs. Cox, Malcolm chatted with Carl about great everything was sounding but we did note just the slightest hint of panic creeping into his voice and the minutes ticked by to start of the first performance. After our feature on the play, Birmingham Rep received 2,500 phone calls to book tickets – a box office record!

Helen Macdonald - (pictured above) - talking about the internet, running Carl Wayne’s Official Website and Mailing List and the importance of the internet in promoting older artists and what they are doing now. Both Carl and Helen focused on musicians from the 60’s and 70’s who do not have access to the public via radio and the press or support from today’s music industry. 

Thursday 4th July  


Ace Kefford circa 1966

Ace Kefford July 2002

Matt Monro

Rob and Carl - photo by Helen

Chris "Ace" Kefford - (pictured above) - "The Face" of The Move and their original bass player. Candid, outspoken, articulate and sometimes harrowing, Ace held nothing back when talking about his life. His candid re-telling of these events was completely uncensored and unrestricted and will be published online very soon. Ace has also answered the questions emailed by fans and these will also be published on The Move’s website shortly. A fascinating interview! Please see the BBC Radio WM Photo Gallery for some great shots of Ace looking fit and well in Birmingham's Hard Rock Cafe.

Michelle Monro (by phone) - daughter of one of the UK’s greatest ever singers, Matt Monro and friend of Carl’s. Michelle discussed her father's life and the release of the new EMI commemorative box set, "The Singer's Singer" which includes a beautifully illustrated 64-page booklet, written by Michelle.

Rob Caiger – updating Carl on the Midland Beat project and the local response to Tuesday’s appeal for information, memorabilia and tapes. Already discovered – and of particular interest to Carl – are tapes of Carl Wayne and The Vikings, recorded live in Germany in the 60’s. More was discovered as the week progressed! 

Friday 5th July

Graham Gouldman "And Another Thing..."

Trevor Burton

Dave Morgan

Richard Tandy

Graham Gouldman (by phone) - (pictured above) - 10cc, Hotlegs, Wax and songwriter extraordinaire for The Hollies (Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window), The Yardbirds (Heart Full of Soul, Evil Hearted You), Herman's Hermits (No Milk Today) and Wayne Fontana (Pamela Pamela). Graham's segment featured two tracks from his new "And Another Thing..." album.

Dave Morgan - (pictured above being interviewed by Carl) - singer/songwriter and now lay-preacher, Dave talked about his career in music (including writing for The Move and playing with ELO) and the church. The BBC Radio WM Photo Gallery features some more shots of Dave being interviewed by Carl in the studio. Two songs were played, Something, which Dave wrote for The Move and the more recent God’s good Time which was produced and features a certain "Otis Wilbury…"

Trevor Burton - (pictured above) – founder member of The Move who sang and played rhythm and lead guitar, switching to bass when Ace left the group. On leaving The Move in 1969, Trevor worked with Steve Gibbons, Denny Laine, Robert Plant, John Cale and Dexy’s Midnight Runners to name only a few. He formed his own band in the mid-80's and Richard Tandy joined in the early 90's in time to record the new Trevor Burton Band album "Blue Moons." An honest - and like Ace’s – uncensored interview, especially concerning The Move days. 

Richard Tandy - (pictured above) - ELO's keyboard player throughout the bands' many line-ups and the only original member to be invited to rejoin the band by Jeff Lynne. Richard has played with George Harrison, The Traveling Wilburys and many artists throughout his long career. Richard has recently written and recorded a song for Trevor Burton entitled Mississippi Nights, which was played. Going right back to the 60’s, Richard also briefly replaced an injured Trevor Burton on a Move tour and also played keyboards on their classic no.1 hit single, Blackberry Way. During Richard's interview Carl played the magnificent "Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor" from the ELO "Flashback" box set which featured Richard on piano and guitar with Jeff Lynne. Also played was "Evil Woman," currently heard in the new Austin Powers film, "Goldmember." ELO memories! See the BBC Radio WM Photo Gallery for some shots of Richard and Carl in the studio.

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