Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music, working as Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, his early friendship and the Gentle Giant audition of Elton John, the formation and creative process of Gentle Giant, working with Tony Visconti, the ups and downs of Gentle Giant, his time working A&R at Polygram and as the President/CEO of Atco Records where he helped discover and sign such bands as Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Tears for Fears, Dream Theater, Pantera, thoughts on Dan Reed Network, the new Gentle Giant Blu-Ray and CD release Three Piece Suite featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, does he still write music, does he miss performing, what’s next and much more.
Our celebration of the music and life of Prince continues with the second installment of Purple Memories. Joining us in this episode are some artists and musicians that have felt the impact of Prince, his creativity and his life’s work.
This episode features Dan Reed of Dan Reed Network, Joie Calio of Dada and 7Horse, Sarah Dash of LaBelle, Mutlu, Christopher the Conquered and Willy Porter. Some really great thoughts and tributes to Prince, hope you enjoy.