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“Stranger On The Shore – Acker Bilk” 

21 Apr

Stranger on the Shore” is a piece for clarinet written by Acker Bilk for his young daughter and originally named “Jenny” after her.[1] It was subsequently used as the theme tune of a BBC TV drama serial for young people, Stranger on the Shore.[2] It was first released in 1961 in the UK, and then in the US, and reached number 1 in the US and number 2 in the UK.[3]

In May 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 took “Stranger on the Shore” on their mission to the moonGene Cernan, a member of the crew, included the tune on a cassette tape used in the command module of the Apollo spacecraft.

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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in music

 

One response to ““Stranger On The Shore – Acker Bilk” 

  1. SueT唐 梦 琇

    April 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Favourite piece of music EVER.

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