Tomorrow (Thursday October 4th) is the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik and the beginning of the Space Race.
Space and space travel really shaped my childhood imagination in a way that cowboys did my father’s.
So what piece of music should I be playing to celebrate the fact?
Blue Danube waltz? Planet Claire by the B52s? Starman by Bowie? Life on Mars ditto? Silvermachine by Hawkwind?
What do you think? We’ll work out a Space Race playlist – a top 10, maybe