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Neil Sedaka performs live

Neil Sedaka, the American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist who's sold millions of records performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Neil was catapulted into stardom after Connie Francis recorded his 'Stupid Cupid' in 1958. He's since written some of the biggest and best known songs in the world with; "Oh Carol!", "Calendar Girl", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", "Laughter in the Rain" and "Solitaire". Neil has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, has had a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn in New York and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Judy Murray OBE, the Scottish National Tennis Coach and mother to champions Jamie and Andy Murray picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Don McLean and James. Judy has now released a new book telling her life story; following her life growing up in Scotland and trying to become a pro tennis player. It also looks at her move into coaching and combining that with raising her two sons. Judy also opens up about using her public profile to increase support for the women's game. Judy won 64 junior and senior titles in Scotland during her career and briefly joined the professional tour in 1976. In 2014, Judy appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and her partner was Anton Du Beke. Judy's highest score of 24 came in her final week as she danced the Viennese Waltz to 'Let's Go Fly a Kite' from Mary Poppins. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to tennis, women in sport, and charity.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Sep 2017 09:30


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