The station made its first broadcast on November 15, 1967, becoming the second BBC local radio station to launch after BBC Radio Leicester took to the air a week earlier.
Now, BBC Radio Sheffield has marked its 50th anniversary with its presenters joining a community choir and local residents to remake Pulp’s classic track, even shooting a music video for their version too. Watch that beneath.
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has said of the news: “I’m very honoured and excited that a video has been made using a bit of Pulp’s music as the basis for it. I’m wishing Radio Sheffield fifty more years of broadcasting success.”
Pulp drummer Nick Banks added: “Radio, music and community are closely intertwined. So, it’s great to see ‘Common People’ being used by Radio Sheffield to celebrate their 50th birthday in this marvellous film. I always get a thrill seeing people singing along with the song and it has obviously struck a chord with many people over the years.”
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