The Belgrade Theatre has announced the winner of its campaign to name Coventry’s favourite song.
The campaign was launched in connection with the Belgrade’s brand new musical, Godiva Rocks, which will celebrate the city’s musical history on the Main Stage this October.
Ghost Town by The Specials was chosen by a public vote as Coventry’s number one song from a list of the 34 top ten hits by Coventry & Warwickshire artists.
Jerry Dammers, a founding member of The Specials and writer of Ghost Town said, “Thank you very much to everyone who voted for Ghost Town as the best record to come from Coventry. I really do appreciate that, it means a lot to me. It's a shame it had to come from the bad situation of unemployment all over the UK and let's hope we don't return to that situation again.”
The top 10 songs.
1. Ghost Town – The Specials – WINNING SONG
2. A Message to you Rudy – The Specials
3. Will You – Hazel O’Connor
4. Too Much, Too Young – The Special AKA
5. Love and Pride – King
6. Crash – The Primitives
7. Away From Here – The Enemy
8. Mouldy Old Dough – Lieutenant Pigeon
9. JCB Song – Nizlopi
10. Gangsters – The Special AKA
Godiva Rocks will highlight Coventry’s rich and vibrant musical history with a soundtrack of over 20 classic songs performed by a live band, and tells the story of boy meets girl on a fateful night at the Orchid Ballroom in 1964.
The production, which is written by Alan Pollock and directed by Hamish Glen, reunites the same creative team behind the Belgrade’s smash-hit Coventry Blitz play, One Night in November.
Godiva Rocks will run on the Main Stage at the Belgrade Theatre from Sat 7 to Sat 21 Oct. Tickets are available now priced from £19.75 by calling the Belgrade Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk.
Writer Alan Pollock tells of the labour of love in bringing Godiva Rocks back home, CLICK HERE