Melbourne radio session

30 Jul 1978

Stephen Kearney hosts a talk featuring JM, Robbie Lavin and Marion Arts (both members of Red Hot Peppers). Announcement from the The Age:

Benefit concert to aid FM Station


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THE WITTY, lazy-vocaled guitarist John Martyn features in an unusual type of interview from CR at 2 pm on Sunday, July 30. None of the staid muso questions here. It's about an hour of Red Hot Pepper performers, Robbie Lavin and Marion Arts, and CR's musical producer, Stephen Kearney, talking with the international star.

Red Hot Peppers are a versatile New Zealand band who are well-entrenched in the Melbourne pub scene. And as Robbie Lavin plays about 40 instruments he should be a good match for Martyn.

The interview is an interesting follow-up to Martyn's concert last week at Dallas Brooks Hall when he laughed with, at, and played everything from soft ballads to esoteric electronic music to the audience.

Sunday 30 Jul 1978
3CR, 14:00 hrs

3CR stands for Community Radio, it is a Melbourne based radio station that has been broadcasting since 1976 on 855 AM.
This announcement was printed in The Age (Melbourne) on Thursday 27 July 1978. One day later they ran a short reminder. The benefit was for another station, RMT-FM.
I checked with the radio station but they have no record of the occasion. Which is not so strange after 42 years. The music co-ordinator does remember being present at the La Trobe University concert in Melbourne, though.

John Martyn
An unusual type of interview with performer talking to performer: Witty, lazy-voiced guitarist John Martyn spends about an hour with Robbie Lavin and Marion Arts of Red Hot Peppers.
(3CR, 2pm, Sunday).

Announced The Age (Melbourne), Friday 28 July 1978.