Sir Tim Rice, best known a lyricist and librettist in the UK has admirably filled in for Brian Matthew on Sounds of the Sixties for the last 3 months. There is a lengthy biography of him in the Internet Movie Database. Brian had fallen at his home and Tim was selected to fill in. It seems that Brian wanted to return, but the powers that be at the BBC didn't want him back. He will come back for one more show on Saturday, February 27. It will be a compilation of his favorite moments of hosting the show.
He did play two requests of mine:
- Nikki Hoeky - PJ Proby
- I Couldn't Live Without Your Love - Petula Clark
Check it out at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08fw43f