Trevor Sorbie

In this post, there are notes so that you can understand the BBC radio 4 Desert Island Discs interview with Emily Eavis. Aggie and I are currently creating a podcast and it will be launched on 11th October!

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You can hear the Desert Island Discs radio programme here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002ybm

  • Household name

  • His mentor

  • have felt his impact

  • 1.10 the wedge

  • 1.13 He pioneered scrunch drying

  • a wig

  • A shrink

  • 1.50: memorable

  • sensitive

  • how do you know when you've done a great job

  • 2.35Down the pub

  • 2.40 radiates

    a barber

  • you get judged by your hair

  • Inspiration - a spider

  • 3.30 an antenna

  • Paisley (a place in Scotland)

  • It’s a rubbish record

  • 4.40  Skiffle and Vimto - what a combo

  • Take you back to your childhood

  • a snooker table

    5.40   girlie magazines - you don’t mean Women’s Own then

  • modest circumstances

  • 5.57  tenement building

    a block of flats

  • to me it was the norm

  • 6.07  a tin bath

  • I didn't know any different

  • I picked up my pad

  • 7.15 I was sketching away

  • Grace Jones: She's going to eat me alive

  • I was getting bullied

  • I used hair as my medium instead of paint

  • Your dad was teaching you the trade. You were his apprentice

  • It can work against you

  • We used to stop in this pub

  • It was more about this barmaid that was behind the bar

  • I quit

  • I used hair as my medium instead of paint

  • Your dad was teaching you the trade. You were his apprentice

  • It can work against you

  • We used to stop in this pub

  • It was more about this barmaid that was behind the bar

  • I quit

  • the principle of the college

  • I can see something special in you

  • He wanted it poker straight (afro hair)

  • 11.00 that's how it all kicked off

  • he always wanted me to blow dry his hair

  • I was dripping

  • You witnessed the creation of the firefly (click to see image)

  • What kind of impact did it have on you?

  • He went right up the top floor

  • floppy fringe

  • a clubbers haircut

  • an iconic haircut - (the wedge)

  • a helmet (haircut looked like a helmet)    

  • 14.28 I've got to kind of salvage this (the haircut that he was doing - the wedge)

  • a double page spread - the wedge was the first haircut that got a double page spread

  • that just fuelled my fire - (having the double page spread)

  • 15.13I got really pally with this girl  (he was doing some demonstrations on a ship)   A

  • 5.17 I used to go down to the belly of the ship

  • Being at the right place at the right time

  • Inspired by punks, they used to spike their hair up

  • an extreme haircut

  • Bleached it

  • a razor

  • regrowth

  • I’ve always turned things upside down

  • I had to cut from the gut

  • the chop

  • dishevelled

  • All it's done is spurred me on

  • It's still hard for me to get my head round

  • He'd send a car for me

  • he would deal with the business

  • I used to just drift off

  • Probably just dreaming up

  • Was it a natural fit?

  • I just hated being recognised

  • Salacious

  • A Kiss and tell

  • how did that kind of scrutiny affect you

  • TV crimper cheats on wife

  • I wanted to top myself

  • sectioned

  • I just hit the ground hard

  • The scar is still there

  • it really damaged me

  • She just burst out crying

  • that's when a massive penny dropped

  • to handle that situation

  • in a bad place

  • it took my breath away

  • there were streamers

  • not to be stared at

  • Elton John got me through those 6 weeks

  • What do you think your parents would have made of the path that you've taken

  • They passed away before any fame came my way

  • I'll do that as long as I can stand up

  • to lead my example

  • if I had a rod

  • it's easy reading