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TITLE
Jim Love - George Hamilton IV
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_JIMLOVE_12
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Jim Love
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1732
KEYWORDS
audios

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Jim Love (1943 - 2006) was one of the Highlands' most respected journalists. He joined the 'Inverness Courier' in 1988, becoming editor in 2003. He had previously been an Inverness-based reporter with the 'Press and Journal'. One of Jim's passions was jazz music but he also played a major part in the blossoming of the traditional music scene in the Highlands in the 1990s and 2000s.

In this audio extract from the radio programme 'Moray Firth People' Jim talks to Helen MacPherson about the American country singer, George Hamilton IV.

Interviewer: Right, you're talking international there; you have also been a close friend to international ambassador for country music, George Hamilton IV?

Yes, George, I can't remember. You'll probably be able to help me on this one because you've known George a long time and, with your involvement in the country music scene, were probably instrumental in introducing me to George Hamilton IV. But I did an interview, a feature about George, I think, the first time he came over. George is very interested, as you know, in Scottish history; he's very proud of being a Hamilton and being a Scots extraction and I had a book on Scottish history, Inverness history, which I thought might interest him. And just as a token of the kindness and co-operation that he'd shown to me on his visits to Inverness as a newspaper man, I presented him with the book. But we have a common interest in the songs of Gordon Lightfoot, he's a great admirer of Gordon Lightfoot like me. And whenever he's been in town we always make a point of calling on each other, even when he was in Aberdeen I went, I was in Aberdeen that day and I remember going through to see him at His Majesty's and, as you know, he always gives a great welcome to his friends from Inverness.

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Jim Love - George Hamilton IV

1990s

audios

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Jim Love

Jim Love (1943 - 2006) was one of the Highlands' most respected journalists. He joined the 'Inverness Courier' in 1988, becoming editor in 2003. He had previously been an Inverness-based reporter with the 'Press and Journal'. One of Jim's passions was jazz music but he also played a major part in the blossoming of the traditional music scene in the Highlands in the 1990s and 2000s.<br /> <br /> In this audio extract from the radio programme 'Moray Firth People' Jim talks to Helen MacPherson about the American country singer, George Hamilton IV.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Right, you're talking international there; you have also been a close friend to international ambassador for country music, George Hamilton IV? <br /> <br /> Yes, George, I can't remember. You'll probably be able to help me on this one because you've known George a long time and, with your involvement in the country music scene, were probably instrumental in introducing me to George Hamilton IV. But I did an interview, a feature about George, I think, the first time he came over. George is very interested, as you know, in Scottish history; he's very proud of being a Hamilton and being a Scots extraction and I had a book on Scottish history, Inverness history, which I thought might interest him. And just as a token of the kindness and co-operation that he'd shown to me on his visits to Inverness as a newspaper man, I presented him with the book. But we have a common interest in the songs of Gordon Lightfoot, he's a great admirer of Gordon Lightfoot like me. And whenever he's been in town we always make a point of calling on each other, even when he was in Aberdeen I went, I was in Aberdeen that day and I remember going through to see him at His Majesty's and, as you know, he always gives a great welcome to his friends from Inverness.