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Later ... With Jools Holland: 30 Years of Music, Magic and Mayhem

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Dave Grohl and Alicia Keys loved it, Björk treasured it, Ed Sheeran’s life was changed by it, Kano felt at home while Nick Cave was horrified but inspired, and they all kept coming back. The book is full of the many artists who have appeared on the show, including those at the very start of their career and others who are living legends.

This first-hand account of the BBC's Later… with Jools Holland takes you behind the scenes of one of the world's great musical meeting places. A fun book to read covering the musicians featured over the past 30 years on this great TV programme including numerous contributions from the artists themselves about their unique experiences performing on the show with lots of behind-the-scenes information. You get a good feel for how much Jools, the author and the rest of the programme's staff really love all sorts of music and want to share that with the viewers. The Late Show, shown four nights a week, enabled Cooper to feature different styles of music – perhaps a rapper, a jazz legend or a rising star – in an informal setting, away from the more formal context of, say, a shiny floor show.with Jools Holland' has been widely regarded as the world's foremost music programme, showcasing a huge variety of bands, singers and musicians in a live performance setting. Ricky Nelson was a talented handsome man who entertained millions with his songs and he deserves credit for that, although he was taken from us far too soon. Mark was interviewed by Dr Brian Hinton, Chair of Dimbola, on his career and told the story of how ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ came into being – a revolutionary studio music programme when it began 30 years ago; its unwavering popularity has proved the test of time.

During lockdown, the show abandoned its traditional format in which musicians gather in the same studio in front of an audience and became a more intimate affair in which Holland interviewed a single guest and drew on Later’s considerable archive. It is an engaging book, regardless of your music taste, and makes me want to go back and find some of those earlier episodes that I'm not old enough to have seen in the early days of the show. From Stormzy to Björk, from Smokey Robinson to Norah Jones, from Britpop to trip hop, here is the word on how Later? Part of what has made the show so special is the format – all those bands, singers, stars and newbies brought together to listen as well as to perform in Jools’ circle of dreams. Of course, this eclecticism is what has made Later… what it is, less a TV show than a BBC institution, a place where music legends such as Van Morrison can hang out in the same studio as a new artist who has still to make their first recording.You never knew what you were going to be confronted with when you went on Later Nick CaveLater is a voyage of discovery for us as well as the viewers Dave Grohl Dave Grohl and Alicia Keys loved it, Bjoerk treasured it, Ed Sheerans life was changed by it, Kano felt at home while Nick Cave was horrified but inspired, and they all kept coming back. Mark’s talk was a triumph and I’d like to say a particular thank you to Tony who came over from Bonchurch to do all the sound and vision – the clips from the show were great. with Jools Holland and the Annual Hootenanny, booking and shaping both for 26 years without missing a single recording. Cooper co-created Later… with director Janet Fraser Crook, whose idea it was to film the show in the round, itself something of a revolution in studio craft.

They loved the way they looked, the way they sounded and the mixture of musicians they were on with. To access you ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. A must-read for music fans everywhere, Later with Jools Hollandpulls back the curtain on classic performances to reveal that the show is just as magical, if even more chaotic, than you imagined. A holdout in this respect was Van Morrison, who insisted on recording his contribution first and separately.began, evolved and has endured, accompanied by exclusive interviews with some of the show's regular stars as well as the unique pictorial record of Andre Csillag who photographed the show for over 20 years.

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