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 Not Fade Away

Episode 10: Leslie Ann Coles (Director/Producer)

Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There

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The Not Fade Away podcast is back and this time we are talking to Director Leslie Ann Coles about her documentary “Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There” and the new Apple companion book Melody Makers: The Bible of Rock & Roll to talk about the influential London-based music magazine that shaped a generation of musicians in the 1960s & 1970s. 

Leslie Ann was very kind to give me her time and I loved hearing how she put together this incredible documentary. I hope you enjoy our talk as much as I did! 

In this episode, Leslie Ann and I talk about:

    • How she came up with the concept of the film and the work it took to get the journalists and musicians to participate. 
    • How Melody Maker shaped the music scene in the 60s & 70s.
    • Her favorite interviews from the film
    • The process of writing and researching the book

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