Music Talks

Episode 57 - Phil Atkinson - You'll Never Walk Alone

November 04, 2021 Terry Smith Season 3 Episode 21
Music Talks
Episode 57 - Phil Atkinson - You'll Never Walk Alone
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My guest in this episode is friend and colleague Phil Atkinson . Like many of my guests he has had a long and successful career in the I.T industry, but as you will hear his route  into that career is far from typical. 
 In this episode we discuss:  

·        Being born in Barking, East London into very humble beginnings. 

·        At age 7, the family move  to Basingstoke  to try and better their situation 

·        His lifelong love affair with Liverpool FC. 

·        His parents’ divorce and the impact that had both at the time and later in life 

·        Leaving school at 16 and going into the Army for 5 years 

·        Playing semi-professional football for Basingstoke Town 

·        His career as a hairdresser (with distinctions!) 

·        His 30 years in the I.T industry including stints at both Apple and Microsoft 

·        The challenges of on-line dating and his delight when he met Julia 

·        His newfound passion for cycling and his plan to ride from Lands’ End to John o'Groats 



Phil made the following song choices 
 60’s       Jerry and the Pacemakers                You’ll Never Walk Alone 

70’s       The Jam                                                        Down in The Tube Station At Midnight 

80’s       Duran Duran                                              Save a Prayer  

90’s       Soul II Soul                                                   Back to Life 

00’s       Coldplay                                                       Clocks 

10’s       Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)    Uptown Funk 

20’s       Terence Trent D’Arby                             Dance Little Sister 

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Intro & Background
The 60's - Jerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
The 70's - The Jam - Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
The 80's - Duran Duran - Save A Prayer
The 90's - Soul II Soul - Back to Life
The 00's - Coldplay - Clocks
The 10's - Mark Ronson (feat.Bruno Mars) - Uptown Funk
The 20's - Terence Trent Darby - Dance Little Sister
Final Thoughts & Close