Began with the work of Gordon Lightfoot, the ace Canadian singer-songwriter who died a week ago at 84. We first hear his songs as interpreted by no less than Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and the Dandy Warhols. Then a handful of his own recordings, both hits and more obscure. And a tribute to him from fellow Canadians the Guess Who. 

The bulk of the show was given to the oddly quaint but still continuing notion of kings and monarchies, following the weekend’s excessive doings regarding the crowning of King Charles III (which still seems weird to type). 

Closed with bluesman Robert Johnson, born this day in 1911, and the quite different stylings of Ricky Nelson, born on this day in 1940.

Here’s the link to at least some of the show. (The recording, I’m afraid, still cuts out early).