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Simon May EASTENDERS Theme BBCTV soap 7inch 45 vinyl Picture sleeve 1985
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Genre: Rock
Speed: 45 RPM Record Size: Single (7-Inch)
Promotional Item: promo sticker on commercial release

Simon May EASTENDERS' Theme BBCTV soap 7inch 45 vinyl Picture sleeve 1985


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Simon May EASTENDERS' Theme BBCTV soap 7inch 45 vinyl Picture sleeve 1985

 Vinyl is in VG  condition  -storage marks
Vinyl is in G to VG condition
Actually ex shop stock unplayed but has been in storage since then so a little affected by that!


  1. Eastenders
  2. Julia's Theme

 BBC Records UK Catalogue number  RESL 160 from  1985

Tony Holland and Julia Smith commissioned May to write the theme to EastEnders and being impressed by his work on spy-thriller Cold Warrior

Simon May (born 15 August 1944[1][2]) is a British musician and composer, best known for composing some of British television's best known theme tunes, including EastEnders and Howards' Way, and for composing the music for the 1988 film The Dawning.

Born in Devizes and a pupil of Dauntsey's School, May won a choral scholarship to Cambridge University, graduating with a degree in modern languages. While teaching languages and music at Kingston Grammar School, he co-wrote a musical named Smike with a colleague, history teacher Clive Barnett and songwriting partner, Roger Holman.[3] Following the publicity Smike attracted, May was contacted by the BBC, who televised the play in 1973, starring Beryl Reid and Andrew Keir. It also featured DJ Neil Fox, a pupil at Kingston Grammar, as one of the schoolboys. The show has subsequently been staged many times by youth drama groups.
While working at ATV, he was asked to compose some music for Crossroads. Stephanie de Sykes got to number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in 1974 with the subsequent "Born With a Smile on My Face",[5] which was used within a storyline on the show. Kate Robbins performed another of May's songs for Crossroads: "More Than in Love," which was co-written by Barry Leng and got to number 2 in 1981.
May himself performed "The Summer of My Life", which charting at number seven in the UK chart in October 1976.[7] The song originally appeared in Crossroads, in a scene between Meg and Hugh. It was one of the best selling singles of the year, and was one of few songs to spend three weeks in a row at number seven in the UK Singles Chart.His follow-up single, "We'll Gather Lilacs - All My Loving (Medley)", flopped, reaching number 49 in May 1977. In 1986 he released an album called Simon's Way, which included his themes to EastEnders and Howards' Way, which peaked at #59 in the UK Albums Chart.
He worked on his first feature film in 1988 - The Dawning. Music from the film, together with various other TV themes (including The Olympic Track and People like You) was released in 1989 on the Simon May Orchestra album Themes.
He co-produced Amii Stewart's "Knock on Wood", which reached number one in the US. 

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