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Delia Derbyshire: 'An incredible figure'


The first ever "Delia Derbyshire Day" is taking place later in Manchester. The name might not be familiar, but her work will be. In 1963 Delia Derbyshire was working for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop when she converted a Ron Grainer composition into a TV theme-tune which has had children running behind the sofa for 50 years - Dr Who.

Today's event claims that Delia Derbyshire deserves to be celebrated as a true pioneer of electronic music. The BBC's entertainment correspondent, Colin Paterson has been to rehearsals.

Naomi Kashiwagi, organiser of Delia Derbyshire Day said: "Delia is an incredible figure in music, a pioneer in electronic music and a force to be reckoned with as a composer."

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