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Sir Richard Stilgoe and Bryan Adams

Sir Richard Stilgoe, the composer and lyricist picks the Tracks of My Years. Plus Ken has a world exclusive new single from Bryan Adams and chats to him on the phone.

Sir Richard Stilgoe, the composer and lyricist picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Etta James and Marti Webb. Richard has spent fifty years as a performer and writer in all forms of the performing arts. On television he appeared on Nationwide, That's Life and several series of his own. On stage he toured for many years with his one-man show and subsequently his two-man show with Peter Skellern.
He wrote lyrics for Cats, Starlight Express and The Phantom of the Opera and music and lyrics for Bodywork, Brilliant the Dinosaur, ‘Orpheus – the Mythical’ and Road Rage. His broadcasting work has earned him the New York Radio Festival Gold Award, three Monaco Festival Prizes and the Prix Italia. Richard sits on various boards involved in music education. In 1997 he founded the Orpheus Centre in Surrey, where young disabled people prepare for independent living through a series of performing arts courses.

Ken also chats to Bryan Adams on the phone and has the World Exclusive first play of his brand new single.

Ken also has another round of the PopMaster music quiz, the daily love song and the record and album of the week. To contact the show, email

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

Add music you love and enjoy it with My Tracks
  • ABBA

    Dancing Queen

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 001.
  • Andy Burrows & Matt Haig


    • Reasons To Stay Alive.
    • Fiction.
  • James Ingram & Michael McDonald

    Yah Mo B There

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev.
    • Telstar.
  • Rita Ora

    Let You Love Me

    • Phoenix.
    • Atlantic.
  • Archie Bell & The Drells

    Soul City Walk

    • Midnight Soul (Various Artists).
    • Music Club.
  • Record of the Week

    • Jack Savoretti


      • Singing To Strangers.
      • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
  • Yello

    The Race

    • Now 13, Part 2 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Eurythmics

    Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists.
    • Telstar.
  • Sigrid

    Don't Feel Like Crying

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Semisonic


    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Ellie Goulding

    Love Me Like You Do

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Boz Scaggs

    Lido Shuffle

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Kygo

    Happy Now (feat. Sandro Cavazza)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Santana

    Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)

    • (CD Single).
    • Arista.
  • Sam Smith & Normani

    Dancing With A Stranger

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Mary Mary

    Shackles (Praise You)

    • Huge Hits 2000 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Pulp

    Common People

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 5.
  • Bryan Adams

    Shine A Light

    • Shine A Light.
    • Polydor.
  • Leona Lewis

    Bleeding Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony BMG.
  • Album of the Week

  • Andrew Gold

    Lonely Boy

    • Drive Time (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
    • 1.
  • Imagine Dragons

    Bad Liar

    • Origins.
    • Interscope.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire

    Can't Let Go

    • The Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
    • 11.
  • Tracks of My Years

    • Marti Webb

      Tell Me On A Sunday

      • The Very Best Of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
      • Polydor.
    • Etta James

      Laying Beside You

  • Olly Murs


    • You Know I Know.
    • RCA.
  • Tony Christie

    (Is This the Way to) Amarillo

    • Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's.
    • Old Gold.




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