James Last - Non Stop Party People

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Paul Gambaccini investigates the success of German bandleader James Last.

In a village hall in Lincolnshire determined fans brave the cold of a February night to dance the night away. The only music on the turntable is by James Last, a German bandleader with a fanatical following.

Paul Gambaccini goes in search of the non-stop party people to try to understand Last's enduring appeal.

James Last died aged 86 in 2015.

Producer: Mark Rickards

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.

Paul Gambaccini investigates the success of German bandleader James Last, and meets some of his devoted fans. From April 2005.

With phenomenal sales, German bandleader James Last has a fanatical following. Paul Gambaccini discovers his enduring appeal.