The British institution Desert Island Discs is one that far outweighs even the heavy credentials of The Beatles own Paul McCartney. So when the iconic radio show reached its landmark 40th year, it invited the star to take part and create one of the series most cherished moments.
Below we’re taking a dive into the 1982 episode of Desert Island Discs in which they welcome the Beatle to pick eight songs he simply couldn’t live without. His list of tracks pays homage to his musical development as he and host Roy Plomley investigate the Beatles’ very beginning.
The show sees original host Roy Plomley (who had taken charge of all four decades worth of shows at this point) ask his guests to pick eight songs to take with them, should they be stranded on a desert island. It has seen everyone from iconic rock stars to world leaders take on the challenge and in 1982 it was the turn of Paul McCartney.