This evening (June 14) Ken Bruce and BBC Radio 2′s ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ will be taking listeners on a different kind of journey around London’s Underground stations as it celebrates its 150th year. Ken, joined by Welsh soprano Shan Cothi and singer-songwriter Ralph McTell, will be travelling to some of the Tube’s most musical landmarks that share relationships with some of the very best musicians of all time. Stops include (but are not restricted to): Green Park for Handel’s music for the Royal Firework; Tower Hill for the Yeomen of the Guard; St John’s Wood for Beecham and the Beatles; and to Sloane Square where Mozart’s first ever symphony was written in 1764. Half way through the journey passengers will also hear contributions from London Transport Museum’s senior curator Anna Renton, as well as author Mark Ovenden.
BBC Radio 2 tonight from 8-10pm. For more info, see BBC Radio website.