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Joy Ridley's Desert Island Discs

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Beatle Fan Girl's Musical Life

Picture: 10-year-old Beatles fan girl Joy proudly wearing her

Paul McCartney guitar brooch. / Credit: Joy Ridley

Musical Joy Ridley, takes us on a heartfelt tale, with some beautiful music, of family life, and emigrating to Australia. Then back in the UK, choir singing, fundraising and events organising for mental health support work at The Old Moat Garden Centre, Epsom, run by the Richmond Fellowship.


Listen to Joy

Picture: Joy and colleagues at The Old Moat Garden Centre

/ Credit: The Hub

You can listen to The Hub's interview with Joy Ridley and to her choice of music by clicking on the link below. Starting with two timeless classical pieces Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major and Elgar's Nimrod, Joy also shares her love of contemporary music with The Beatles' Yesterday and more recent favourite Love is All Around sung by Marty Pellow.

Alfie Bowe singing Bring Him Home reflects Joy's appreciation of musical theatre and final choice Dance The Night Away by The Mavericks sees her dancing with joy to the music on her desert island.


Joy's Music

Picture: Joy proudly wearing her replacement Paul McCartney brooch

a gift from The Hub for taking part in the podcast. / Credit: The Hub

The Hub caught up with Beatles Fan Girl Joy during early Lockdown and was delighted to present her with a replacement "Paul" guitar brooch. After hearing Joy had long lost the original and was wondering how she could replace it. As a thank you for taking part in the podcast.

Joy might have enjoyed the Beatles' 1963 Wathamstow Granada gig attended by fellow Hub interviewee Vince Yearley. You can listen to a playlist of Joy's music by clicking on the link below.



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