Before joining us at Radio Netherlands in 1976, Pete Myers hosted BBC programmes like “Late Night Extra” and “PM” and spoke with some of the greatest artists in musical and theatre entertainment passing through London in the early 1970’s.
This interview is from Pete’s personal collection of his recordings for the BBC’s Sunday interview programme “PM: Pete Myers and his Sunday People”. It features the Stephen Sondheim. Seen as the natural heir to the Oscar Hammerstein, Sondheim is one of the greatest lyricists of the American Broadway musical. Sondheim shares with us his experience of the work he will probably most be remembered by, his lyrics for “West Side Story”.
The unedited interview:
Interviewer: Pete Myers
Broadcast: September 27, 1973