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DEADLAND - TOXY and KEVIN - WHO did the Music ( Dr.WHO 50th Aniversery) 11232013

25 YEARS OF THE BEST LAUGHS EVER!!!!

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by KNIFE
On this auspicious 50th anniversary of the longest running and most famous Science Fiction tv series of all time I felt it appropriate to give a bit of credit to two people who did as much to make Dr.WHO the legend it is and has become,the composers of the haunting and stunningly beautiful electronic score, Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
What you might NOT know is that while Grainer was the actual composer of the music it was Derbyshire who,by cutting and splicing literally hundreds of hours of tape looped  melodies and electronic sound effects was the one who created the original classic version.
 Grainer was amazed at the resulting piece of music and when he heard it, famously asked, "Did I write that?". Derbyshire modestly replied "Most of it". However the BBC, who wanted to keep members of the Workshop anonymous, prevented Grainer from getting Derbyshire a co-composer credit and a share of the royalties.
It's undergone many remixes and rearrangements but the original pure electronic version is and always will be my personal favorite and one of my all time favorite pieces of music regardless of genra.

It's Kevin and Toxy's favorite too. ;D

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Toxy and all art (except the background and the photographs) is totally  c. 2013 by WHO?
KNIFE
KNIFE
that's WHO! ;D

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Published: 4 years, 11 months ago
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sedkitty
4 years, 11 months ago
Delia finally get credited in the 50th anniversary episode.
KNIFE
4 years, 11 months ago
'BOUT GOD DAMN TIME!! :D
MrSOCKS
4 years, 11 months ago
Another ingenious lady screwed by the system :(
Better late than never, I suppose.
KNIFE
4 years, 11 months ago
She was totally screwed by that..and it's to Grainer's credit that he tried to get her co credit cause she absolutely deserved it.
Just THINKING about having to do all that mixing cutting and re-tapeing on ANALOG turns my brain to gray sludge. Genius is waay to mild a word for her.  

And you're right Mr. SOCKS...better late than never..sigh.
MrSOCKS
4 years, 11 months ago
Another TV sound engineer whose work might be considered Herculean, would be a dude named John Mortarotti. He was the Music Editor responsible for the all BGM in Roboteck. And if you ever listened to the Robotech Perfect Soundtrack, you can appreciate all the effort -- and that talented ear-- those sound-editor types had to do back in the analog days of yore.
Kupok
4 years, 11 months ago
Oh man, I have a documentry on the Radiophonic Workshop. Shoot me a PM and I'll stick it on the webs somewhere for you to grab. (Or anyone who reads this.)

Pertwee was my favorite Doctor =w=
KNIFE
4 years, 11 months ago
I will for SURE do this very thing! :D :D
And Thank you! :D
starling
4 years, 11 months ago
Omg yes someone with TASTE!
Kupok
4 years, 11 months ago
I have many flavors. Would you like to explore all my tastes?
Lyserdigi
4 years, 11 months ago
Delia Derbyshire is one of my heros.  heroins..
I've got one amazing documentary of BBCs radiophonic sound laboratories.. it has clips and stuffs and examples on how they did stuffs, like that Dr. WHO opening theme... amazing..
i think i'll stream it sometime , especially if you are interested n_n
KNIFE
4 years, 11 months ago
I'll bet you and Kupok have the same one...now I'm even MORE interested in seeing it!! :D
Grainer was already a favorite composer of mine because he also did The Prisoner theme
which sits at the apex of my list..but Delia is soooo needing to be recognized for what she did
it's not even funny. Dr. WHO would not be Dr. WHO without her contribution.  
Lyserdigi
4 years, 11 months ago
dmfalk
4 years, 11 months ago
It was because of the Dr. Who theme that The Beatles- specifically Paul Mccartney- wanted to hire her to do the music track for the classic song Yesterday, but George Martin nixed that in favour of a string quartet.

The influence didn't stop there, however: Before The Beatles broke up in 1970, all four Beatles dabbled in electronic music in one form or another-- Paul and John Lennon dabbled in tape music (which can be heard in Rain, Tomorrow Never Knows, I'm Only Sleeping, Flying, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite, Sun King and Revolution #9, amongst others), whereas George Harrison experimented with a Moog synthesizer (and an album called Electronic Sounds in 1969), although Ringo Starr's only contribution was playing the drums for the drum loops John and Paul used in some of their tracks- especially notable in Rain and Tomorrow Never Knows, the latter of which could be considered the first true "techno" song.

(John would make a couple Musique Concrete albums before recording Imagine; Paul would have his first mostly-electronic album with McCartney II in 1980.)

...And all this because of Delia's impact, starting with the Dr. Who theme in 1963!

d.m.f.
DaddyDuckyBE
4 years, 11 months ago
That's strange. I've read 20 or more Beatles biographies and auto-biographies (including by "fifth Beatle" George Martin), and nowhere are Daylia or Dr. Who ever mentioned. The only electronic and musique concrete influences ever mentioned on The Beatles are John Cage and Stockhausen.
dmfalk
4 years, 11 months ago
I read about it on the "official" Delia Derbyshire website several years ago, but I'll let the New Musical Express explain it. :)

As a rule, on both sides of the Atlantic, women in electronic music was largely dismissed in the '60s-- An American contemporary to Delia was Pauline Olivieros, whose "Bye Bye Butterfly" and any of the "bog" series (especially "Alien Bog") are worth hearing, if you love early abstract electronic music, as I do. :) (It was a Man's World, even then- Creative women in general were largely dismissed, just because they were women!)

Correct- John studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1966 and 1987, which greatly influenced The Beatles' (and his) work from Revolver onwards.

d.m.f.
Netreek
4 years, 11 months ago
aaww would so much like a Dr. who pic with me in it. *giggles* But after seeing the anniversery now it is for sure. the 9th is the 10th. the David Tennant played the 11th Doctor and Matt Smith the 12th. Not to forget the 13th doctor is also allready choosen.
KNIFE
4 years, 11 months ago
I can arrange something else Net..there's lots of neat anniversarys coming up still. :D

And there's always next year.. ;D
Netreek
4 years, 11 months ago
ohhhhhhh :)
DaddyDuckyBE
4 years, 11 months ago
Never seen it, but I'm a fan of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLsjwI_Kyik

Also, electronic music workshop, eh? I'm also a big fan of musique concrete and Stockhausen. Does it sound anything like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0aeagbZBRs That's what Stockhausen did back in the mid-60s. And here's what he did in the 50s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XfeWp2y1Lk
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