Almanac Music: Dave Kimber helps Jean-Phillipe Rykiel get his three wishes – Zappa, Joni Mitchell, & Stevie Wonder

More fascinating musical tales from Dave Kimber as he helps a vision impaired Frenchman meet Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder.

Almanac Tennis – Has Kooyong had the gong?

During The Kooyong Classic, Rick checks out Melbourne’s legendary former tennis home and all its memories. but is disappointed by what he sees, acknowledging the glory days of the past have well and truly faded.

Almanac Music: R.I.P. Aretha

Neil Drysdale records his tribute to Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of her generation.

Stereo Story: goodbye George Michael

The death of a musician always drives us to their back-catalogue. On hearing the news about George Michael, like millions of others, Lucia Nardo spent the day listening to his albums again, and the song They Won’t Go When I Go in particular.

Almanac Music (and lists): Top 20 Christmas songs of 2015 (or possibly ever)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring except Paul Campbell’s top 20 and a bit Christmas songs. No carols allowed but you will find an Emilie-Claire, a Diana, a Sheryl and a few more.