Playing tracks by
Tchaikovsky, Aqualung , Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Spandau Ballet, Dire Straits and more.
TW9Y Originally broadcast 16.1.14 7-9pm Hour 2: Songs inspired by Shakespeare
Arguably Britain’s greatest ever playwright and poet – but did you know that he has inspired musicians to write great songs as well? From Bob Dylan’s ‘Desolation Row’ to Blue Oyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper to The Beatles’ I am The Walrus’ as well as inspiring complete Broadway shows like ‘Kiss Me Kate’ and ‘West Side Story – not to mention Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet overture. It also includes less well know songs like Elton John’s 1970 song ‘The King is Dead’, Elvis Costello’s ‘Miss Macbeth’ and Radiohead’s ‘Exit Music (for a film) used in Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet as well as to close this week’s show.