Harvey’s Desert Island Listening

If Harvey Goldsmith was stranded on a desert island he’d want to listen to many of the great acts he’s worked with, including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Luciano Pavarotti.

He picked the records he’d most like to hear blasting through the palm trees on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, a weekly programme featuring a celebrity choosing the eight discs to be stuck with.

It also presents a quick biopic of the celebrity subject, which had the famous impresario and promoter recounting how he was in the room when The Who’s Keith Moon threw his first TV out of a hotel window.

Goldsmith, who’s been among the country’s top promoters for more than 40 years, also said the instrument he plays best is the pocket calculator.

His other selections included Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing),” Van Morrison (“Domino”), Miles Davis (“All Blues”), and The Dead Parrot sketch from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.