This is a black and white print of a press photograph print taken at Belle Vue on Janaury 26th 1965.
Created at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop between 1962-1973, the 267 tapes reveal her ground breaking work, including early experiments in electronic music and in particular her realisation of the famous Dr Who theme music (link at bottom of page) composed by Ron Grainer. Derbyshire was the one who did all the fantastic weird and wonderful sound distortions.
Just goes to show you there is still value in unearthing long forgotten tapes! Well unless your are poor ITV X FACTOR judge Tulisa Contostavlos who only wishes her more personal tapes were still very much hidden!
Belle Vue Zoological Gardens included a zoo, amusement park, exhibition hall complex and speedway stadium opened in 1836 and eventually closed in 1987. The speedway however is still going strong and remains very popular and is home to the world famous Belle Vue Aces. Belle Vue Stadium as its officially called is also home to Manchester greyhound racing. Notable for holding the first race on an oval track in 1926.
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- AUDIO: Delia Derbyshire: ‘An incredible figure’ (news.bbc.co.uk)
- The Legendary Tools of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Recreated with Web Audio API (news.softpedia.com)
- Meet the Dr. Who Composer Who Almost Turned The Beatles’ “Yesterday” Into Early Electronica (openculture.com)