Dame Barbara Cartland (9 July 1901 - 21 May 2000) was a prolific English romantic novelist and well-known media personality who appeared regularly on UK television dressed in her trademark pink. In 1976, her daughter married the 8th Earl Spencer, making Cartland the step-grandmother of the future Princess of Wales.
In 1978, the author released an LP, ‘Album of Love Songs’, on which her vocal performances were backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Mike Sammes Singers.
Links To Peel
Peel played tracks from ‘Album of Love Songs’ on his shows on a number of occasions.
Festive Fifty Entries
Other Shows Played
- 11 June 1979: Desert Song (LP-Barbara Cartland's Album of Love Songs) State (Before playing the track JP says he and Walters thought it would do listeners the world of good to hear something sincere. Afterwards, “Nice one, Babs!”)
- 13 June 1979: (JP: “If this doesn’t move you to tears, or possibly even to switching off your radio and going to bed, then nothing will.”)
How Deep Is The Ocean? (LP Barbara Cartland's Album of Love Songs) State
- 29 January 1994: A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square LP: Album Of Love Songs STATE ETAT 22
- 05 February 1994 (BFBS): A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (album - Album Of Love Songs) State