Sunday, 21 June 2009

Row breaks out over Coronation Street theme tune

There's been a bit of argy-bargy over who played and recorded the original Coronation Street theme tune. I blogged ages ago about musician Dave Browning who was reported to have recorded the trumpet solo featured in the Corrie theme tune. However, lately there have been a few comments left on that blog post saying that it wasn't Dave Browning but Ronnie Hunt who played the trumpet solo.

Well, the row has now been reported in The Mail on Sunday. They say that the theme tune was always thought to be the work of Ronnie Hunt, now aged 90. However, 73-year-old Dave Browning insists it is his version of the theme tune that Corrie now uses. Mr Browning said he was asked to to re-record the tune in 1972 – for a one-off fee of £36 – because, he claims, Coronation Street makers Granada TV were unhappy with Mr Hunt’s original. But Mr Hunt has hit back and produced a letter from the Musicians’ Union confirming his role.

3 comments:

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Flaming Nora said...

Thanks Annie Tickell, it's now been blogged.

Jim Brewer said...

Ronnie Hunt is the real deal and this browning is a complete fake .. he has nothing to prove any of his comments ... Mr. Hunt has all the paperwork to prove he was the trumpet player that really did perform the solo ... Even know his trumpet solo sounds beautuful ... MR BROWNING your digging a hole for yourself !!

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