Nick Drake

99% Invisible

141- Three Records from Sundown

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This week on the show we’re presenting one of our favorite radio features, “Three Records from Sundown,” about singer Nick Drake. The documentary, by producer Charles Maynes, retraces the roots of Drake’s legend through interviews with Drake’s producer,


Spinning on Air

Requiem for a Pink Moon

Sunday, June 10, 2012

In “Requiem for a Pink Moon” Joel Frederiksen and his Ensemble Phoenix Munich intermix songs by 16th Century masters such as John Dowland and Thomas Campion, with songs by Nick Drake, the 20th Century British songwriter who died in 1974 at age 26. Frederiksen joins David Garland to present highlights from this new album. 



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Spinning on Air

Mother & Son: Molly & Nick Drake

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The powerful, delicate music of English songwriter Nick Drake was underappreciated during his brief lifetime. But since Drake's death at age 26 in 1974, his recordings have gradually reached more and more listeners. It hasn't been entirely clear just from where he evolved his distinctive musical style. Now a brand new album gives David Garland the opportunity to show that the songwriter who had the greatest influence on Nick Drake was his mother, Molly Drake.

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Jingle All The Way

Monday, May 24, 2010

John Schaefer wonders what those catchy jingles are really saying...

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