Early Pink Floyd producer profiled on BBC radio
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 16 February 2006

We reported back on 22nd December that early Pink Floyd producer Joe Boyd is putting the finishing touches to his autobiography, looking at his work in the music industry in the sixties. Boyd is also the subject of a BBC Radio 2 profile, as part of the "Without Frontiers" series.

Without Frontiers
Without Frontiers, BBC Radio 2
In the series, Charlie Gillett focuses on so-called invisible visionaries, the behind-the-scenes people who work as producers, record label bosses and A&R men. This seventh programme in the series takes a close look at Boyd's career, and airs on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 10pm.

As with all BBC radio broadcasts, it can be heard on FM radio, on digital cable, satellite and freeview, on DAB radio, and through the "Listen Live" and "Listen Again" facilities at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Boyd's book, "White Bicycles: Making Music In The 1960s" is published by Serpent's Tail on 27th May 2006, and covers his work with the Syd Barrett line up of the Floyd, where he worked on their session at Sound Techniques Studios, and on the single release of Arnold Layne.

However, Pink Floyd were a small part of his work; other artists he worked with in his roles as record and film producer included Muddy Waters, the Incredible String Band and Richard Thompson. He also founded and was the musical director of the UFO Club in London with John "Hoppy" Hopkins.

Advance orders for the book, at time of writing at a discount, can be made through the following special links: Amazon UK, Canada, France, or Germany.

Our thanks to David Haddock for the information about this radio show.