13 May 2017

Don Franks - Marxist musician

From Saturday Morning, 10:06 am on 13 May 2017
Don Franks

Don Franks Photo: Mary Livingstone

Don Franks is a musician and song-writer, former factory worker and cleaner, runner and left-wing activist who has campaigned for workers' rights and the peace movement over many decades.

He hosts Don Franks Music on Wellington Access Radio and is the author of Next to Gods: A cleaner's story and Nice Work If You Can Get It: Notes from a musician's diary.

His latest book is Hill Run, a collection of his poems and his latest album is Blue Turning Grey, a selection of favourites from the American songbook.