In the UK, it’s a Bank Holiday 3-day weekend. As a result, as is often the case, we’re suffering torrential downpours that will last until Monday. On the East Coast of the US it’s going to be much worse, and
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A British Classic Rock Festival

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 27 August, 2011

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In the UK, it’s a Bank Holiday 3-day weekend. As a result, as is often the case, we’re suffering torrential downpours that will last until Monday. On the East Coast of the US it’s going to be much worse, and our thoughts go out to you — we hope you remain safe and sound this weekend.

Not a good time for a rock festival then — unless you’d like to tune in to Radio Riel! We’re pleased to deliver your very own, albeit somewhat idiosyncratic, British Classic Rock Festival, with hand-picked selections featuring artists from the UK (and OK, just one or two from Europe) with the focus on the 1960s and 1970s.

Most of the time, as you no doubt know, we play older music on Radio Riel’s Main Stream. But once in a while we like to let our hair down and play the music we were into when we were growing up — well, that’s our excuse anyway. So today, you’re hearing the music of my past (writes Elrik Merlin), with many names you’ll know — and probably, hopefully, several that you won’t. I’ve played a many DJing gigs in Second Life over the years, and when I’ve played classic British rock it’s always gone down well — so I hope it will today.

You’ll hear Yes. Genesis. Pink Floyd. Roxy Music. ELO. Jimi Hendrix. Cream. The Beatles. The Kinks. The Small Faces. The Animals. The Moody Blues. Black Sabbath. Deep Purple,. Hawkwind… And many more Big Names. But you’ll also hear Quatermass. Barclay James Harvest (and a touch of Maestoso). Gracious! King Crimson. Stackridge. Greenslade and Martin Briley. And a host of other artists lesser-known but well worth listening to. Enjoy!

Then at 7pm or 3am UK Time — that’s 11am and 7pm Pacific — tune in to the ZBS Radio Hour for the final parts of our two current adventures — Jack Flanders in Dreams of Bali, followed by Ruby in Good King Kapoor!

The image shows part of the Glastonbury Festival area in 2007 after a particularly heavy downpour. It was taken by Domharrison and can be found here.


Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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