Max Knight was the guest on the episode of BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs that was broadcast on Monday 28 June 1965. His choices were as follows:

• Morriston Orpheus Choir singing “The March of the Men of Harlech”

• Jelly Roll Morton playing “King Porter Stomp”

• Bing Crosby and Mary Martin singing “The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid”

• Marian Anderson singing “Mon Coeur s’ouvre à tavoix” from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint‐Saëns

• The Original Dixieland Jazz Band playing “I’ve Lost My Heart To Dixieland”

• Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feet Warmers playing “Preachin’ Blues”

• Mildred Bailey and Her Alleycats performing“Downhearted Blues”

• Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra performing “Junk Man”

Favourite track:

“The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid” by Bing Crosby & Mary Martin

Chosen book:

The Cambridge Natural History

Chosen luxury:

A microscope

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