Saturday, June 21, 2008

Desert Island Discs: What Would You Choose ?

Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme. It was first broadcast on January 29, 1942 and is said by the Guinness Book of Records to be the longest-running music programme in the history of radio.

Six UK Prime Ministers have been on the programme, other guests have been as varied as Stephen Hawking, Benny Hill, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sid James, Stephen King, , Paul McCartney, John Malkovich, Brian May, Princess Margaret and J.K. Rowling

Each week a guest plays there selections with some pretty interesting results;

Nick Hornby, British author and music critic plays the following:

'Kitty's Back' Bruce Springsteen
2. 'You Wear It Well' Rod Stewart
3. 'Complainte pour Moi' Catherine Kate and Anna McGarrigle
4. 'The Love You Save' Jackson Five
5. 'Fatou Yo' Toure Kunda
6. 'Night Ride Home' Joni Mitchell
7. 'My Heart is the Bums on the Street' Marah
8. 'Going Back to Cali' LL Cool J

Brian May,
guitarist from Queen

1. Saturn - The Bringer of Old Age from the Planets Suite
2. Maybe Baby Buddy Holly and the Crickets
3. Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
4. Back On My Feet Again The Babys
5. To Know Him Is To Love Him Anita Dobson featuring Brian May on guitar
6. Since You've Been Gone Rainbow
7. Highway to Hell AC/DC
8. We Will Rock You Brian May and Queen

For a full list go to BBC Radio 4 here

What would your's be; here's my list

1. Who Knows: Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies
2. Venus in Furs: Velvet Underground
3. Keith Jarrett: Koln Concert Pt1
4. California: Joni Mitchell
5. Immigrant Song: Led Zeppelin
6. Spain: Chick Corea
7. Holy Diver: Dio
8. Landslide: Fleetwood mac


drewzepmeister said...

My picks would be:

Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti
Rush-Moving Pictures
Beatles-The White Album
Pink Floyd-Animals
Neil Young-Ragged Glory
Gov't Mule-High and Mighty
Allman Brothers Band-An Evening With Set 1 & 2
Queen-A Night at the Opera

paul and dave said...

great taste mate, animals is my fave floyd, never heard ragged glory, govt mule high and mighty is fantastic