Remember this: BBC Kaliedoscope interview with Paul McCartney

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Proud of this one from 1997. I remember the day well: me, Paul McCartney and his press agent congregating in the Broadcasting House lobby, heads turning. Then a swift elevator to the fifth floor studio sharing with a BBC post-boy who got in on the second and whose jaw nearly hit the floor when McCartney said hi.

All this – a Kaleidoscope Special – was riding on the back of two features for The Independent and a whole lot of trust-gathering between the former Beatle and myself (a fellow Liverpudlian); he’d asked for a CLASSICAL music journalist in the first place and a whole lot of history came rushing back when I remembered sitting down to listen to the Sgt Pepper album with my Dad on the day that it was released. Gulp.

In the quiet of the studio, I sat opposite the great man once more only to peer through the glass into the control room where it was shoulder to shoulder standing room only. No pressure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039kv63

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A prolific broadcaster, writer and journalist as well as a self-confessed ‘musical theatre obsessive’, Edward has interviewed everyone from Bernstein to Liza Minnelli, Paul McCartney to Pavarotti, Julie Andrews to Andrew Lloyd Webber. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen. He also regularly produces podcast interviews with notable theatrical artists and makes regular appearances on the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show, BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, where he presented the 2007 series of the music quiz Counterpoint. He has published books on Gustav Mahler and the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, is a regular critic for Gramophone Magazine and Opern Welt and a founder member of The Arts Desk. He also blogs independently at www.edwardseckerson.biz and tweets at @seckerson.
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Edward Seckerson
A prolific broadcaster, writer and journalist as well as a self-confessed ‘musical theatre obsessive’, Edward has interviewed everyone from Bernstein to Liza Minnelli, Paul McCartney to Pavarotti, Julie Andrews to Andrew Lloyd Webber. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen. He also regularly produces podcast interviews with notable theatrical artists and makes regular appearances on the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show, BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, where he presented the 2007 series of the music quiz Counterpoint. He has published books on Gustav Mahler and the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, is a regular critic for Gramophone Magazine and Opern Welt and a founder member of The Arts Desk. He also blogs independently at www.edwardseckerson.biz and tweets at @seckerson.

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