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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Listen to Coronation Street theme tune online

Fellow blogger Siblingshot has the Coronation Street classic theme tune as an mp3 to listen to and enjoy on his blog right here.

The Corrie theme tune might have lost out to EastEnders' more dramatic one, but it's a theme tune we all love, isn't it? It was written by Eric Spear in 1960 and described as: "a cornet piece, accompanied by a brass band plus clarinet and double bass."
According to Slingshot, 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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it's tops as theme music.

Glenda Young said...

I can only agree!

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