Desert Island Discs: Episode 24, Business Development Manager (Wealth Division) Peter Clarke:
Well, here goes, my choices for Lifetime’s Desert Island Discs!
Disc One: A Night To Remember – Shalamar
This was the first CD that I bought in the early 1980’s – and I still have it!
Disc Two: Trapped – Colonel Abrams
This was playing in 1985, when I was studying hard for 11 ‘O’ Levels and with my saved pocket money, I bought the ‘Picture Disc Vinyl’ which I think is now worth a few quid……..
Disc Three: Suffragette City – David Bowie
This coincided with both my studies and my first concert at Maine Road, Manchester in the 1980’s. At the time, I couldn’t quite work out what my ‘O’ level, historical suffragettes, had to do with Bowie!
Disc Four: Wonderwall – Oasis
This song I played to death, until I was annoying everyone who was within listening distance, namely my family! Day and night for months…….
Disc Five: Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Being Irish, this song resonated with me in the early 1990’s and is still my ‘karaoke’ go-to song!
Disc Six: Thriller – Michael Jackson
Just the most mesmerising video I had ever seen. I still think that it is the greatest song he ever wrote.
Disc Seven: Beautiful Day – U2
Simply a pure classic.
Disc Eight: As – George Michael
1998 was a special year for me in my life and I remember George singing this. Very poignant now that he is no longer with us.
Choice of Book: Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
I studied Thomas Hardy at school and quickly became addicted.
Luxury Item: Water!