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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1 June 1, 2020 1


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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. Widely regarded as one of the best British songwriters of recent years, he comes from a musical family – both his father and grandfather were trumpeters.

He’ll be talking to Sue Lawley about his eclectic taste in music, comparing classical singers to pop stars, and choosing eight records, not for pleasure, but to provide sustenance on his desert island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Vivace String Quartet in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Selected Works by James Thurber
Luxury: Upright piano
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