Coventry-born “Dr Who” theme tune writer to be honoured with concert in the city

The life and work of Coventry-born musician Delia Derbyshire is set to be held in the Cathedral in May.

Derbyshire, who wrote the theme tune to “Doctor Who”, was born in the city on 5th May 1937.

And a line-up of top electro musicians will come out on what would have been her 80th birthday to mark the occasion.

Derbyshire was one of the most influential figures in the development of electronic music, working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

She was heavily influenced by the sounds of the Blitz, which she saw first-hand while growing up in Coventry.

She later excelled in maths and music, going on to do what the event organisers describe as “helping to promote and influence the course of electronic music forever”.

The event, called Deliaphonic, will cost £15 for advance tickets, and £12 for concessions.

Musicians like Peter Zinovieff and Hannah Peel will play.

You can buy tickets here.

(Photo: BBC)

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