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Peter Blake

Peter Blake

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 23 Mar 1997

Pop artist

Only this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs could place the singer Madonna in the same picture as the Madonna and Child, or follow a painting of the National Gallery's 10 most beautiful faces with a collection of its nine prettiest bottoms. Today the pop artist Peter Blake explains to Sue Lawley how his work is inspired by his favourite things; like Marilyn Monroe and Max Miller for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover in the 1960s, or his more recent painting of Tarzan and his family at the Roxy Cinema in New York.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Brian Wilson

1.

Brian Wilson

Do It Again

Performer: Brian Wilson

Others who chose this artist

Peggy Lee

2.

Castaway's favourite

Peggy Lee

When The World Was Young

Performer: Peggy Lee

Others who chose this artist

Rex Jamieson

3.

Rex Jamieson

Mrs. Shufflewick Entertains

Performer: Rex Jamieson

Chet Baker

4.

Chet Baker

Everything Happens To Me

Performer: Chet Baker

Others who chose this artist

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

5.

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3

Performer: Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Others who chose this artist

Gladys Knight, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder

6.

Gladys Knight, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder

That's What Friends Are For

Performer: Gladys Knight, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder

Spice Girls

7.

Spice Girls

Wannabe

Performer: Spice Girls

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Judy Garland

8.

Judy Garland

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Performer: Judy Garland

Others who chose this artist

Book

Lempieres' Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk

Others who chose this author

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 May 1979

Pop artist

Roy Plomley's castaway is artist Peter Blake.

Choices

The Beatles

1.

The Beatles

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Performer: The Beatles

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The Everly Brothers

2.

The Everly Brothers

Lucille

Performer: The Everly Brothers

Others who chose this artist

Max Miller

3.

Max Miller

Max At The Met

Performer: Max Miller

Others who chose this artist

Dr. Hook

4.

Dr. Hook

A Little Bit More

Performer: Dr. Hook

Others who chose this artist

Danny & The Juniors

5.

Danny & The Juniors

Pony Express

Performer: Danny & The Juniors

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Humphrey Ocean and the Hardy Annuals

6.

Humphrey Ocean and the Hardy Annuals

Whoops-A-Daisy

Performer: Humphrey Ocean and the Hardy Annuals

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads

7.

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Don't Ask Me

Performer: Ian Dury and The Blockheads

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James Joyce

8.

Castaway's favourite

James Joyce

Molly Bloom's Soliloquy (from Ulysses)

Performer: James Joyce

Others who chose this artist

Book

Ulysses by James Joyce

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Cement and tools to build a folly

Others who chose a similar luxury

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