Thursday, January 29, 2009

for your digital delectation



Written by Eric Spear - no relation to Albert with an 'e' - in 1960:
"a cornet piece, accompanied by a brass band plus clarinet and double bass."

A then unknown musician from Wimslow, David Browning, was contracted by Granada Television (ITV) to supply trumpet for the original theme - and its re-recording in 1964 - for the princely sum of £36. Of course, had he opted instead for royalty fees he would still be coining it in today. Under two score no doubt seemed like a relatively huge sum half a century ago.

As upbeat as Weatherfield, Greater Manchester itself.

If you ever wondered why Steven Patrick Morrissey is such an unapologetic miserablist, here is your cue.

DAVID BROWNING: CORONATION STREET THEME from "Coronation Street" (Granada Television) 1960 - 2009 (UK)


A SITE DEVOTED TO CORONATION STREET

2 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

OOh, that's lovely. I'll give you a mention and a link from my Coronation Street blog at htt://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com

Glenda

ib said...

Thanks for the comment, Glenda. I've added your blog to my honorary siblings links. I enjoyed the Carla Gordon pic; and the association with the heroic Elsie.

Cheers!