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David Bowie, John Peel and more honoured with Blue Plaques for BBC Music Day

Laura  Barnes
David Bowie, John Peel and more honoured with Blue Plaques for BBC Music Day

47 new blue plaques have been unveiled up and down the country to honour a host of musicians, music industry legends and influential places.

BBC Local Radio, the BBC Asian Network and the British Plaque Trust have announced the new blue plaques to commemorate people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the UK.   

The initiative is part of today’s (June 15th) BBC Music Day celebrations, which aims to unite communities and generations through their love of music.

Those honoured with a Blue Plaque include David Bowie, broadcaster John Peel, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Delia Derbyshire, who composed the Dr Who theme tune.
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Places getting a plaque include the Brighton venue where ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest, the Fox and Hounds in Caversham where Lennon and McCartney played their only gig as The Nerk Twins, the flat where Factory Records was founded, and the hall in Fleetwood where Alfie Boe gave his first public performance.

Check out the full list of blue plaques over at Music Week.

Find out more about BBC Music Day here.

Tags: music week , david bowie , Blue Plaques , John Peel , BBC Music Day

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