… bear with me.
I am old enough to remember Radio 1 going live on September 30th 1967. I remember Tony Blackburn – of Radio Caroline and Radio London opening with The Move’s Flowers In The Rain. Tony – never really been a fave … but that opening song 48 years later still does it for me.
New Zealander Zane Lowe moved to the UK 40 years later and has built an almost cult like – but definitely global – following – and it is he that launched Apple Music’s Beats One today.
Lowe took the lead in the inaugural broadcast, which began with City, a track from Spring King. Over its life, the station will feature one and two-hour blocks of shows from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Elton John, and Dr. Dre, and more.
Spring King? City? Say what ?
As I write this post on the day of the Apple Music launch .. I note that their official video on YouTube has had 46,037 views.
(50,458 just two hours later … but only 84,250 a full week later … times have changed … no ? check yourself now )