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Lives in Music

Mar 27, 2020

Simon Duggal, with his brother Diamond Duggal, is a hugely influential producer, promoter and now record label manager.

They may not be that well known to you, but they work worldwide across as many genres as they can handle.

Like Ruby Turner, Steel Pulse and Apache Indian, they started out in Handsworth, Birmingham....


Mar 20, 2020

In this edition I'm talking with an extraordinary, super-capable, veteran music pro from the Black Country of the UK, who has, quietly, had a massive influence on music making in this neck of the woods and far, far beyond. Roy was one of the team that launched the legendary JBs in Dudley, where anybody who was anybody...


Mar 13, 2020

  Dave Pegg has played Bass with one group for half a century: the excellent Fairport Convention. Fairport have one of the most tumultuous histories in British Folk-Rock. But, like many groups that survive that long, they have a spectacularly loyal following, and that now means that they are on a more stable footing...


Mar 7, 2020

Ask any Lives in Music participant, and you'll get the same answer - there's no easy or straight route through life as a musician. You go where the work is, and if you're very, very lucky, you get to call a few shots in due course. In Stewart's case his life took him all over Europe and the UK as a post-war Army brat,...


Feb 28, 2020

With some fifty years in the business across a dizzying range of bands and activities, John Mostyn is endlessly interesting. He's done the mega-deals, battled with the music industry at the very top levels, and he's worked just as hard on small local projects which simply deserved some help. And he has some incredible...