Ralph McTell (1987)

ralphmctellJanuary 23, 1987 was the recording date of Michael Hunter’s first radio interview – the subject being RALPH McTELL who was about to tour Australia and was already celebrating around 20 years in the music business.  He had an Adelaide gig a couple of weeks later but for reasons lost in time, the interview didn’t go to air until March 24.   Nonetheless, it’s an interesting chat historically, over a quarter of a century later – subjects include the songs Ralph had written for Fairport Convention, his songwriting method and disposal rate, the narrowness of commercial radio affecting the success of worthy musicians, his involvement with a couple of TV programs and more.

This was back in the days when the show was known as Rambling Folk and the station was Triple M FM.

www.ralphmctell.co.uk

Ralph McTell interview (with edited music)  (19.20)

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