Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

BBC: People’s History Of Pop @ BBC Music

July 22nd, 2015

phop15aFive decades of British rock and pop music, told by the people who loved it most – the fans.

The BBC is crowdsourcing photos and audio/video of your cherished music memorabilia – ticket stubs, diary entries, teen band recordings, wrist bands, rare footage and more – to tell the stories of British rock and pop music from the 1950s to the noughties. Whether you were into skiffle, punk, hip hop or anything in between, we want to see your stuff and hear your stories!

What was the first record you bought? Do you still have the ticket stub to your all-time favourite gig?

What was the first record you bought? Do you still have the ticket stub to your all-time favourite gig? Were you in a teen band and do you still have the recordings?

• Continue reading at BBC People’s History of Pop.

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BBC: People’s History Of Pop @ HistoryPin

July 22nd, 2015

There’s a great new project from the BBC who are crowdsourcing the People’s History of Pop. They asked Craig Astley, who manages The Official Toyah Willcox website, if they could use the well known photo of him, aged five first meeting Toyah, as their main website banner. The site launched last Friday. The crowdsourced memories will form the backbone of a new four-part series for future broadcast on BBC Four.

• Visit People’s History of Pop/HistoryPin. (Thanks to Craig)


Toyah/Sounds Of The 80s at BBC Music

June 25th, 2015

Toyah’s recent Sounds Of The 80s special is currently featured at BBC Music.


BBC Who’s in Today?: It’s Toyah’s Throwback Thursday

June 4th, 2015

Hear music star Toyah Willcox sharing her fave Sounds of the 80s with the lovely Sara Cox! Check out Toyah in the 80s when she had a slightly different look for our contribution to this week’s #throwbackthursday


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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 4th, 2015

BBC Who’s in Today?: Check out Toyah Willcox in for Sounds of the 80s on BBC Radio 2 with Sara Cox – we’re celebrating ‪#‎TBT‬ in her honour! – Visit the Who’s in Today? Facebook…


BBC Who’s in Today?: Visit the Who’s in Today? project website…

Tony Banks: A Chord Too Far: More info on the forthcoming boxset which includes Toyah’s Lion Of SymmetryContinue reading…

Brave New World: Some of us never tire of Toyah’s iconic/unforgettable/still relevant 1982 image – Check out what Mark Wallis Design has done with the single sleeve…

Celluloid Wickerman: Alchemical Magic in Derek Jarman’s The Tempest (1979): Forever a cinematic alchemist – a sage that conjured and devoured celluloid before the eventual ritualistic sacrifice- Derek Jarman is the perfect suitor to Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1979); a play whose heart is bathed in the tragedy and power of magic – Continue reading…

Dreamscape You Tube: Breakfast Time 1987

January 19th, 2014

Just uploaded to Dreamscape’s You Tube channel, a short interview with Toyah from BBC Breakfast Time on the day that ‘Echo Beach’ was released as a single in 1987. Click on the caps below to watch and view larger versions of the screen caps here.


Toyah @ BBC Salford

April 27th, 2013

A great photo of Toyah at BBC Salford on Thursday, visiting to guest on BBC Breakfast. View the interview here or by clicking below. (Photo © BBC | Thanks to Tremayne Andrews)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 4th, 2013

Alloa Advertiser: Toyah & Co. take Central Scotland to the 80s: Get ready to backcomb your hair and go heavy on the eyeshadow as Falkirk is set to rock with an 80s extravaganza. (A short article featuring photos from Dreamscape, sent to the site by Ray Sears)

Contact Music: Another photo of Toyah at RTÉ in Dublin last Monday, prior to guesting on Katherine Lynch’s Wagon’s Den, which aired last Thursday night.

Acupuncture Awareness Week, which takes place from 25 February to 3 March 2013 aims to educate people about how traditional acupuncture can help improve sleep and aid relaxation. Supporting Acupuncture Awareness Week is actress and singer Toyah Willcox who, like many others, feels that acupuncture has made a huge impact to her life. View an article on this here.

BBC Hereford & Worcester: Toyah Willcox talks about living in Pershore: The star of stage and screen talks passionately about her Worcestershire hometown. She says she’s flattered to see a sudden surge in the number of younger people coming to her gigs after Florence & The Machine and Marina & The Diamonds cited her as a major influence. This radio interview with Toyah, from September 2010, was added to the ‘BBC H&W News’ page yesterday.

Valentine Entertainments: The Karnival of Kitsch!: Toyah is mentioned in Andi Fragg’s bio on this site’s festival line-up page. (they also use one of Andi’s banners that I designed :))

2-Toyah: The idea of a Toyah “tribute” act/band is possibly a good one, especially as there is so much great music and  imagery to pay homage to. I’m not sure advertising for auditionees on Gumtree is the best way to go about it. Who knows!

Toyah on TV: Fantasy Homes (Sweden)/Ghost Stories (UK)

September 8th, 2012

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: BBC Lifestyle (Sweden): Friday 21st September: 12.15pm
The original punk girl has set her heart on moving to the Richmond area.

Celebrity Ghost Stories UK: Bio: Friday 21st September: 11.00pm
Sue Cook reveals creepy encounters with a malevolent nutcracker and a UFO, Toyah Willcox speaks of a spooky apparation, and Alex Fearns discusses sinister sounds he caught on tape.