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Seven Shows That Shook the World

Desmond shares good tunes, some unexpected ones and a few you may never have heard before. His theme celebrates ground-breaking shows that changed musical theatre.

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • The 5th Dimension

    Aquarius

    • 25 Years Of Rock And Roll (1969).
    • CONNOISSEUR.
  • Frankie Howerd / London Cast

    Comedy Tonight

    • Funny Thing Happened On The Way....
    • ANGEL.
  • Ron Moody & Chorus - You Gotta Pick A Pocket Or Two

  • Barbara Dickson

    Memory

    • Best Of Barbara Dickson.
    • READERS DIGEST.
  • Chorus Line Cast

    One

    • Chorus Line.
    • CBS.
  • Harpers Bizarre

    Anything Goes

    • Platinum Collection.
    • WARNER.
  • Vittorio Grigolo / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

    Something's Coming

    • West Side Story.
    • DECCA.
  • Julie Andrews / Rex Harrison

    Rain In Spain

    • My Fair Lady (London Cast).
    • SONY / COLUMBIA.
  • Alun Armstrong / Jenny Calloway / Cast

    Master Of The House

    • Les Miserables.
    • FIRST NIGHT.
  • Larry Adler / Peter Gabriel

    Summertime

    • Glory Of Gershwin.
    • MERCURY.
  • Simon Green / Jane Wellman

    I Could Be Happy With You

    • Boyfriend (London Cast).
    • TER.
  • Matt Monro

    Hello Dolly

    • Matt Monro The Collection.
    • EMI.
  • Gordon Macrae / Shirley Jones

    People Will Say We're In Love

    • Oklahoma (Film Soundtrack).
    • ANGEL.
  • Bruce Hubbard

    Ol' Man River

    • Showboat (Broadway Cast).
    • EMI.

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