The Story Behind The Song

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26th November 2021
Music | Music Culture | Musical Talks | 1960S

‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ was recorded by the Drifters in 1960, with Ben E King on lead vocals, but what single event in the life of one of its writers inspired the track? Was ‘Every Breath You Take’ by the Police really written as a love song? What is the truth about the Beatles song ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, and why did George Harrison stop composing for three years in 1976? We all have personal memories we associate with individual songs, but each song has its own story. In this lecture, the real stories behind some the world’s best known songs are revealed.

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About Steve King

"He scored a phenomenal 9 out of 10, so he appeared to go down very well with the guests!” P & O Cruises - Britannia

"I’ve received so many compliments about the afternoon, especially regarding the speaker!!" Anna Roberts - Grantham Probus

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Steve King is a music and media specialist with over 40 years experience. His series of talks on popular music from the last 60 years have been very well received by audiences around the world.

He is a Music Historian, Broadcaster, Programmer and Events Director who has managed some of the biggest radio brands in the UK and worked with many well known popular music artists. He is also an engaging public speaker and has produced a series of highly entertaining lecture based on his extensive knowledge of popular music and his experiences in the radio business.

During his career, Steve has operated at the highest level in the commercial radio industry. He has created market leading radio brands and his work has been recognised by the industry on many occasions. His love of popular music and his work as a radio presenter and Event Director has enabled him to meet and work with many well known artists including Olly Murs, Robbie Williams, U2, Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora. He has directed over 50 multi-artist events at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium and Wembley Arena.

Steve has lectured at various media conferences and industry events during his career and he regularly features as part of Cunard Insights lecture programme. He has also lectured for P & O Fred Olsen, Saga and Marella cruise lines. He currently runs his own media consultancy.

“Stephen was a great hit with the guests, he really knows his subject and makes it very interesting.” Fred Olsen Cruises - Black Watch

"The ladies really enjoyed your presentation, thank you so much for being our speaker" Charmaine Fenton - Dolly Mixtures Ladies Group York

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