ABOFA - Jimmy Webb, The O'Jays Eric Nolan and David Sterry from Real Life
This week I’m excited to catch up with one of the best known and most loved singer- songwriters from the '60s and '70s. He’s written hundreds of tunes many of which you’ll instantly recognise. The extraordinary JIMMY WEBB takes us on a journey through his life, from humble beginnings on the farm in midwest America to Hollywood where he lived the life of excess, hobnobbed with the who’s who of showbiz and when honoured with multiple grammy awards, finally met the artist he’d most admired since childhood.
We’ll also catch up with Soul and R&B legends THE O’JAYS who are bringing their tenure of 60 years to a close with one final tour. The O’Jays were the first black vocal group to perform in arenas across the US and after more than 70 years of singing together, founding members Eddie Levert Sr and Walter Williams Sr are on the road to remind audiences of their lifelong passion. Joining them is ERIC NOLAN GRANT, who's been with the band since 1995 and has just released his first solo single. Eric tells us what life is like being part of such a legendary group.
Remember Australia’s new wave and synth-pop band, REAL LIFE? The band had a string of hits in the 80’s and hit number one worldwide with their song 'Send Me An Angel'. The song was the making of the band but lineup changes and issues with anxiety and depression saw the band fade from the spotlight. We meet the band’s founder DAVID STERRY who has just resurrected Real Life with the release of a brand new album.
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