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Sir Richard Stilgoe

Composer and lyricist Sir Richard Stilgoe picks the Tracks of My Years, with songs from Paul Simon, Michael Crawford and Kate Bush.

Sir Richard Stilgoe, the composer and lyricist picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Paul Simon, Michael Crawford and Kate Bush. 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.

57 minutes

Last on

Fri 18 Jan 2019 03:00

Music Played

  • Paul Simon

    Homeless

    • Graceland.
    • Warner.
    • 8.
  • Mica Paris & George Ure

    I Am The Starlight

  • Michael Crawford

    The Music Of The Night

    • The Very Best Of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
    • Polydor.
  • Joe Stilgoe

    Waterloo Sunset

  • Kate Bush

    Wuthering Heights

    • The Kick Inside.
    • EMI.
  • Peter Skellern

    You're A Lady

    • Peter Skellern - You're A Lady.
    • London.
  • Etta James

    Laying Beside You

  • Marti Webb

    Tell Me On A Sunday (original version)

  • The Beatles

    Please Please Me

    • The Beatles: 1962-1966.
    • Apple.
    • 7.
  • Jonathan Groff

    You'll Be Back

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