christine~ (eppylover) wrote,

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Brian Epstein on Desert Island Discs, Nov 1964

[[ I'm posting this now because I just found a treasure I've been searching for, for years ~ ever since I first read that Brian was on this show and what his absolutely favorite piece of music was (in 1964, anyway) ]]

Brian Epstein appears on the BBC's Desert Island Discs
12.00pm, Monday 30 November 1964 (47 years ago)

Brian Epstein's appearance on the long-running BBC radio series Desert Island Discs was first broadcast on this day.

The Beatles' manager was interviewed by the show's creator, Roy Plomley, and chose the eight records, luxury item and book he would take if stranded as a castaway on a desert island.

Brian's choices were:

• George Martin Orchestra: All My Loving
• Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D major (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra; conductor Karl Münchinger)
• Quartette Trés Bien: Kilimanjaro
• The Beatles: She's a Woman
• Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; conductor Ernest Ansermet)
• Michael Olatunji: Odun De! Odun De! (Happy New Year)
• Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Philadelphia Orchestra; soloist Isaac Stern; conductor Eugene Ormandy)
• Carmen Amaya and Company: Fiesta de Jerez

(Go ~HERE~ for links describing most of these choices)

Epstein's chosen book was "Elected Silence" by Thomas Merton, and his luxury item was a set of painting materials. If he were allowed to keep just one record from the eight it would be Quartette Trés Bien's Kilimanjaro.


After many years of searching, I finally found a download of the entire Kilimanjaro vinyl LP!
(60.23 MB)

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Tags: 60s, :-), bbc, books, brian epstein, downloads, filesharing, interviews, music, radio, uk

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