Sid Speaks!

“Besides being on the BBC these days commenting about this or that cultural event or personality I once had not only a bluegrass radio show but a country radio show which focused on honky tonk swing tunes. Below are some recent radio clips from the BBC and an hour of each radio show, click on either one and get Riffin’ With Griffin…as I used to say on air!”

BBC NEWS
Sid was asked to speak about Bob Dylan, in light of him being awarded a Nobel Prize, on the BBC’s NEWS channel…

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BBC Breakfast
Sid appeared on the national BBC Breakfast show to discuss the Led Zeppelin and Spirit legal case and what really does constitute an original tune…

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Latest Audio

A Career Overview
Sid in conversation with Ralph McLean on BBC Radio Ulster

BBC 6 Music Radcliffe & Maconie Show
Mark Radcliffe is joined by Resident Musicologist Sid Griffin who reviews Ray Foulk’s new book When the World Came to the Isle of Wight: The Last Great Event.

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Sid chats and sings some songs on Spain’s ace radio Sorano with Diego le DJ
Broadcast on Radio 3 – Radio Nacional De Espana Music on 11th February, 2015.

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Refugio de Apolo: Sid Griffin.
Broadcast on 16th February, 2015 on RTVE Radio-3.

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BBC 6 Music Radcliffe & Maconie Show
Sid Griffin, Resident musicologist, discusses the new book, Riot on Sunset Strip on BBC 6 Music on November 9th, 2015.

BBC 6 Music Radcliffe & Maconie Show
Sid Griffin joins Mark and Stuart to talk about his Bob Dylan book, Million Dollar Bash. Originally broadcast on BBC 6 Music on 10th December, 2014.

BBC 6 Music Radcliffe & Maconie Show
Mark Radcliffe is joined by resident musicologist Sid Griffin to talk about a new book charting the musical equipment of The Rolling Stones throughout the years. Originally broadcast on BBC 6 Music on May 21st, 2014.

Resident musicologist Sid Griffin joins Mark to talk about The Byrds: Requiem for the Timeless: Volume 1. Originally broadcast on BBC 6 Music on Jan 3rd, 2011.

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Sid Griffin on Gram Parsons. Stuart chats to resident musicologist Sid Griffin about his love of Gram Parsons.

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Sid Griffin on Alice Cooper! Mark is joined by resident musicologist Sid Griffin.

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Sid Griffin talks to Radcliffe and Maconie. Resident musicologist and friend of the show Sid Griffin chats to Mark and Stuart about The Small Faces.

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Sid Griffin on Gene Clark. Resident musicologist Sid Griffin speaks to Stuart Maconie about The Byrds’ Gene Clark.

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Sid Griffin talks to Radcliffe and Maconie. American singer songwriter Sid Griffin talks to Radcliffe and Maconie about the ‘Paisley Underground’

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Sid Griffin on Blondie. Resident musicologist Sid Griffin joins Mark to look at the stories behind classic tracks.

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More clips from Sid on the BBC are available at: bbc.co.uk/music/artists/…


The Sid Griffin Story on Canada’s Points North radio show

maple-leaf-badgeOriginally broadcast on CKUA, April 20th, 2014.

Points North presents an interview with Sid Griffin, who has carved out a most interesting career as both a musician and journalist.

In this interview noted Canadian DJ Peter North gives a look at Sid’s overall career talking about is old bands, his current music, his broadcasting for the BBC and others as well as his four books and work in TV and film. ‘

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Bluegrass Breakdown
Originally broadcast on MeanCountry 1035am radio

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Sid Griffin Buckaroo!
Originally broadcast on MeanCountry 1035am radio

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The Call All Coal Porters Podcast

All episodes of Call All Coal Porters – The all new Sid Griffin podcast are here

Sid Speaks! Archive

Here are two archive Beeb radio shows with Sid Griffin’s elucid contributions included several different times. Funny enough, his is the only Kentucky accent heard. Following these is a clip of Sid being interviewed by a very kind Welsh DJ a few years back, the kind of media interaction Indie cult heroes perform all the time. If any of this reeks of Spinal Tap then so be it, in theory this should give the listener a greater idea of Sid’s career (if you can call it a career) and his activities outside music and writing.

Culture Cafe Bob Dylan Special
Originally broadcast on 24th May, 2011

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The Art of Breaking Apart
Originally broadcast on Valentine’s Day, 2011

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BRFM Wales Interview with Chris Phillips
Originally broadcast on 21st January, 2009

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Video

Earle Mankey Tribute interviews, January 2014
Sid Griffin and Greg Sowders were featured on both KTLA and Good Day LA ahead of the The Long Ryders January 14th performance paying tribute to legendary music producer Earle Mankey.