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The Albert Hall’s Summer of Love

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I plead travel and work keeping me busy and under the radar. But I’m about to surface. This Saturday, I will be a guest on Loose Ends (Radio Four 1815 and BBC iPlayer thereafter – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1ybh) talking about the Sixties and various related up-coming events. For example, on Tuesday […]

You say you want a revolution?

Sixties Weekend at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Nigel Waymouth and I “in conversation” at noon on Sunday. Free admission! Then I introduce the film “Performance” at 2pm – also free; first come, first served. A few days ago, an Albanian journalist wanted to know how I connected producing Pink Floyd at the […]

Kickstarter!

Please check out Joe’s new Kickstarter campaign.  SAZE the day – the Albanian recording project

The Podcast Spirit and upcoming events

Dear Mailing List, It’s been a while. There’s been a lot going on and those pesky podcasts take up quite a bit of time! But I keep getting great feedback and numbers keep climbing, so there’s no stopping them. Besides, I enjoy doing them… The coming week sees a few public manifestations of the “Podcast […]

Bayou Maharajah and WTB ticket link

  Dear Mailing List, Almost forgot! Another very worthwhile event is the screening of “Bayou Maharajah”, a documentary about New Orleans pianist James Booker. It’s part of the Everyman group’s “Music Film Festival” the weekend of May 14-15 in London. I’m going to be at the 3.30pm Hampstead screening and answer questions afterwards (I produced […]

Way To Blue concert and Cuba

  Dear Mailing List, I know, I’ve been back from Cuba for a while and I promised a full report. It was great……! OK, I’ll expand on that but first some ‘housekeeping’ as event comperes are wont to say. First, “Way To Blue”, the concert tribute to the music of Nick Drake that I have […]

Letter AA is here!

Letter AA is now available to download here and will be added to this site very soon…

V&A Friday Late Special

Dear Mailing List Londoners and Thames Estuary denizens can find me this Friday evening (Feb 26) at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s one of their Friday Late Specials – this month’s theme is Radio. I’m going to ‘perform’ a few elongated versions of the A-Z podcast. Admission is free, it starts at 6:30 and […]

With Cerys Matthews on the World Service

Dear Mailing List, Let’s hear it for Cerys Matthews! She sweeps all before her as champion radio presenter. And to prove what good taste she has, she did an hour-long programme with me, playing records and talking Sixties, for the World Service. For those of you who haven’t heard enough of me lately, it’s on […]

English Folk Music

Happy New Year! The A-Z podcasts are back after a fortnight’s hiatus with “T”. Easy as pie at www.joeboyd.co.uk – click on a letter and the ten-minute podcast plays.   * * *   As a teenager, I was horrified by the idea of white blues singers, but modified that view when I heard my […]

Upcoming Events:

July 3 2017 – Screening of Jimi Hendrix (1973) and Q&A – SOLD OUT

Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP

1973 rocumentary Jimi Hendrix will be screened in the Elgar Room as part of the Hall’s Summer of Love: Revisited series. Made three years after the guitarist’s untimely death, this film contains concert footage spanning his Marquee appearance in 1967 to his last UK performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, and also features […]

July 6 2017 – Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club, Waterstones

Unit 30-31 Selbourne Walk Shopping Centre, Walthamstow, London, E17 7JR

Joe is heading to Walthamstow, London, to join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club at Waterstones for conversations about White Bicycles and his current projects. Tickets are £6.96 and are available here

Recent Events:

November 6 2016 – You say you want a revolution?

V&A Lecture Hall, London SW7 2RL

As part of the You say you want a revolution? exhibit at the V&A Museum 12:00 Joe will be “in conversation with” Nigel Waymouth – UFO poster designer, Granny Takes A-Trip proprietor 14:00 Nigel and Joe introduce the film “Performance” starring Mick Jagger and James Fox See here for more details Admission is Free

July 15 2016 – Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle of Wight

Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Joe will be appearing with Robyn Hitchcock at the Rhythm Tree Festival at Three Gates Farm in Calbourne, Isle of Wight

July 13 2016 – Resonance Radio Live To Air event

White City, london

Joe will be joining Resonance Radio’s Live To Air event at the East Tower of the Television Centre in White City where he will be doing a “West London” edition of the Joe Boyd’s A-Z.  Tickets are free and available here