Readers of this blog will know how important Georgie Fame was to Chelmsford mods. He was a regular at the Corn Exchange in Chelmsford. I have written before about him and those days.
So imagine my delight and excitement when music writer Val Wilmer invited me to a recording of Mastertapes for BBC Radio 4. We strolled through the leafy streets of Maida Vale to the BBC studio, and then began a wonderful afternoon as he talked about his album Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo.
Read about his influences, the early days of the Blueflames, and his memories of Chelmsford Corn Exchange here.