Interview by Peter Thompson
|Series||Composer Interviews Nº1|
|Date written||30th December 1999|
|Type of work||Text book|
|ISBN||0-9535125-2-5 (second edition)|
|Words||Carey Blyton and Peter Thompson|
|Publisher||Fand Music Press|
|Publisher’s product page||Carey Blyton|
|Notes||Republished in a totally revised second edition in 2012, with an extra essay by Peter Thompson, to mark Carey’ 80th anniversary|
|2||Interview: Carey Blyton|
|3||Carey Blyton at Fand|
|4||An Anniversary Reminiscence|
This extended interview of Carey Blyton by his friend and former pupil Peter Thompson was conducted at the very end of 1999, only a couple of years before Carey died—at a time when his final compositions were already conceived, if not yet written down. Over around twenty pages, the interview discusses many aspects of Carey Blyton’s life and musical career, and includes a detailed account of the story behind Bananas in Pyjamas.
Second Edition: Copies of the original edition ran out in Carey Blyton’s 80th anniversary year, so Fand Music Press decided to revamp the publication and produce a new edition with extra material. The interview itself is unchanged except for the correction of minor errors and the addition of a few extra details relating to recent publications. However, a new four-page essay by Peter Thompson, written for the 80th anniversary year, has also been included, and the booklet is laid out in an attractive new style of presentation. The new edition was launched at the Carey Blyton & Friends 80th Anniversary Concert.
…a genuine snip