Monday, November 28, 2016

Delia Derbyshire to Have Road Named After Her in Coventry

via BBC Local Live:

"The composer who helped craft the Doctor Who theme tune is set to be honoured by having a road named after her.

Delia Derbyshire, a music pioneer from Coventry, became the uncredited creator of the famous theme while working in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Her contribution to popular culture will be marked by Derbyshire Way in her native city.

Pete Chambers BEM, director of The Coventry Music Museum, was among those to campaign for the recognition. He said: 'Originally it was to be named Derbyshire Road, but I suggested 'Way' instead, so it gave a double meaning, as Delia was a genius and strong personality and really did do things in her own way.'"

How cool is that?

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