Nights for Friday 22 November 2013
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:06 On The Spot - Kirk Twist
Impromptu thoughts, perspectives and opinions on either the little or big things of life.
In May Dave Dobbyn undertook a series of collaborative concerts with invited songwriters, both emerging and established. The performers joined him on stage for their favourite Dave Dobbyn songs, and he in turn played on theirs. Host Rhys Morgan speaks with Dobbyn and his travelling troubadours on the eve of their Wellington show.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 The Last Year In The Life of The Beatles
The programme chronologically follows The Beatles through 1969 and 1970 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their record company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.
Although their fans didn't know it, the music The Beatles were making in 1969 turned out to be the last recordings they would ever make as a four-some. When John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr gathered in the studio the day after New Year's that year, the last chapter of their remarkable journey began with the sometimes contentious 'Get Back' / 'Let It Be' sessions. The band's business affairs began to unravel soon after and several members' minds started drifting toward getting off The Beatles' merry-go-round. Still they managed to pull off one final masterpiece, Abbey Road, before being photographed together for the last time in August and formally closing the book on the Beatles early in 1970.
Through this commentary and the studio out-takes you can hear a band falling apart, not even being able to jam on their early catalogue of rock and roll covers.