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Seven Shows That Shook the World

1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 19 August 2011

Desmond shares good tunes, some unexpected ones and a few you may never have heard before. This week, he sorts through his personal record collection of some 250,000 titles for songs and music related to the theme "seven shows that shook the world". Ground-breaking shows that changed musical theatre.

Music Played

14 items
  • Image for The 5th Dimension

    The 5th Dimension Aquarius

    25 Years Of Rock And Roll (1969), CONNOISSEUR

  • Image for Frankie Howerd / London Cast

    Frankie Howerd / London Cast Comedy Tonight

    Funny Thing Happened On The Way..., ANGEL

  • Image for Ron Moody & Chorus

    Ron Moody & Chorus Ron Moody & Chorus - You Gotta Pick A Pocket Or Two

    Oliver!, DERAM

  • Image for Barbara Dickson

    Barbara Dickson Memory

    Best Of Barbara Dickson, READERS DIGEST

  • Image for Chorus Line   Cast

    Chorus Line Cast One

    Chorus Line, CBS

  • Image for Harpers Bizarre

    Harpers Bizarre Anything Goes

    Platinum Collection, WARNER

  • Image for Vittorio Grigolo / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

    Vittorio Grigolo / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Something's Coming

    West Side Story, DECCA

  • Image for Julie Andrews / Rex Harrison

    Julie Andrews / Rex Harrison Rain In Spain

    My Fair Lady (London Cast), SONY / COLUMBIA

  • Image for Alun Armstrong / Jenny Calloway / Cast

    Alun Armstrong / Jenny Calloway / Cast Master Of The House

    Les Miserables, FIRST NIGHT

  • Image for Larry Adler / Peter Gabriel

    Larry Adler / Peter Gabriel Summertime

    Glory Of Gershwin, MERCURY

  • Image for Simon Green / Jane Wellman

    Simon Green / Jane Wellman I Could Be Happy With You

    Boyfriend (London Cast), TER

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro Hello Dolly

    Matt Monro The Collection, EMI

  • Image for Gordon Macrae / Shirley Jones

    Gordon Macrae / Shirley Jones People Will Say We're In Love

    Oklahoma (Film Soundtrack), ANGEL

  • Image for Bruce Hubbard

    Bruce Hubbard Ol' Man River

    Showboat (Broadway Cast), EMI


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