David Beckham to appear on BBC's Desert Island Discs David Beckham will become the eighth football player or manager to appear on the BBC's Desert Island Discs.
but who are the others and which songs did they pick? Beckham will appear on Sunday's 75th birthday edition of the Radio 4 showHe will become the eighth footballers or manager to choose their discsTottenham's Danny Blanchflower was the first way back in 1960Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was invited onto the show in 1965Jack Charlton and Bobby Robson appeared on Desert Island Discs twiceTrevor Brooking, Gary Lineker and Tony Adams have also been on it By The iconic BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th birthday on Sunday and the castaway chosen for this auspicious occasion is the one and only David Beckham. More than 3,000 editions of the programme have been broadcast since it debuted on the BBC Forces Programme on January 29, 1942, with everyone from politicians and musicians to Nobel Prize winning scientists and film stars selecting the eight discs, book and luxury item they couldn't live without. But remarkably in all that time, just seven football players or managers have starred on the show Danny Blanchflower, Bill Shankly, Jack Charlton (twice), Trevor Brooking, Bobby Robson (twice), Gary Lineker and Tony Adams. On the eve of the 1960 61 season, Tottenham captain and Northern Ireland international Blanchflower joined the show's original host Roy Plomley on the show. Ignoring the rock and roll hit parade megastars of the time like Elvis Presley, Blanchflower favoured the revered American entertainer Al Jolson, the violin of Max Jaffa and the symphonies of Anton Rubinstein. Tottenham's Danny Blanchflower is hoisted on the shoulders of his team mates as he lifts the FA Cup at Wembley following their 2 0 win over Leicester City in the 1961 final Judy Garland's 1955 classic Over the Rainbow, a staple of Desert Island Discs throughout its history, featured, but the disc Blanchflower would save from the rising tide was Caterina Valente's flamenco flavoured The Breeze and I. And in a choice that no modern footballer would choose in a million years, Blanchflower's book was the four part epic The Alexandria Quartetby Lawrence Durrell. In accordance with many castaways past and present, he requested some golf clubs and balls to wile away the empty hours in the different pandora bracelets island. It would prove to be pandora bracelet locations the start of a very good season for Blanchflower and Spurs as they won the league and cup 'Double'. Discs:April Showers by Al Jolson;The Breeze and I by Caterina Valente (favourite track); Sleepy Time Gal by Guy Lombardo His Royal Canadians; A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Peter Sellers; Romance in E flat major, Op. 44/1 by Anton Rubinstein and the Capitol Symphony Orchestra; Stardust by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra; Dearly Beloved by Max Jaffa; Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland. Book: The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell Luxury item: Golf clubs and balls BILL SHANKLY Episode broadcast: April 26, 1965 Shankly was six years into his incredible building job at Liverpool when he was invited onto the programme in 1965, the broadcast going out a few days before they beat Leeds United 2 1 to win the FA Cup. As one would expect from someone so inextricably linked to Anfield, You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers was among Shankly's eight choices, as was another terrace favourite in When the Saints Go Marching pandora braclet In.
Ireland's favourite ballad, Danny Boy, pandora charms sale online was also in there but being a proud Scot, Shankly's favourite disc was My Love is like a Red, Red Rose by Kenneth McKellar, which is a poem by Robert Burns set to music. Liverpool manager Bill Shankly appeared on Desert Island Discs back in 1965 Indeed, three of Shankly's picks featured the word 'rose' and continuing the theme of Burns, his selected desert island book was a biography of the great man by James Back. It doesn't come as a great surprise that Shankly requested a football to kick around on the sands of his isolated paradise.
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