We review rock climbing documentaries The Dawn Wall and Free Solo, Icelandic noir series Trapped, books on the Beatles, a Paul McCartney podcast, the Last Night in Soho film, and trail a book and a film about Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. We talk about our favourite special guest appearances, and those of our listeners.
Scarlett Johansson was pretty special. Were Van Morrison’s special guests actually special? Is Dave Grohl the new Ronnie Wood? Who DIDN’T join Stevie Wonder on stage for his birthday? Old school rockers Jimmy Page and Dave Gilmour butt in with Aerosmith and Bombay Bicycle Club. Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook sing harmonies from heaven. And more!
The Dawn Wall trailer
Free Solo trailer
Last Night in Soho trailer
Daniel Rachel – Like Some Forgotten Dream (Beatles book)
Shane MacGowan – A Furious Devotion, biography by Richard Balls (Omnibus Press)
Shane MacGowan – Crock of Gold trailer (Julien Temple)
Paul McCartney – Inside the Songs (BBC Radio 4)
Some special guesting:
Scarlett Johansson sings with the Jesus and Mary Chain, Coachella 2007
Pete Doherty on stage with Graham Coxon, 2004
Elvis Costello, with Nick Lowe, and Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, 1989
Dave Grohl guests with Paul McCartney, O2 2015
The XX, featuring Florence Welch, Brixton Academy 2017
Bombay Bicycle Club play Wish You Were Here, with Dave Gilmour, Earls Court 2014
Russell Brand, David Walliams and Jonathan Ross get bottled off at a Morrissey gig!
Jimmy Page and Aerosmith, Castle Donington 1990
Who hasn’t joined Stevie Wonder on stage for his birthday? Wembley 1989