Preston has a lot to be proud of – like being the home of the Industrial Revolution, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment or sporting stars like Freddie Flintoff and Sir Tom Finney– but what about its music heritage?
The Lancashire Post asked its readers to name the best songs written by artists from Preston and over 100 people commented with their suggestions!
Below we have collected those of which we were able to find a picture for, although at the end we do shout out other Preston based artists who were mentioned.
1. Songs by Prestonians
Best songs written by artists connected to Preston according to readers. Photo: n/a
2. Dennis Delight - 'Kids today'
This Preston band received numerous mentions Photo: Contributed
3. Arrows - 'I love rock and roll'
Pictured is drummer Paul Varley who was from Preston. Photo: Jack Kay/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
4. Cornershop - 'Brimful of Asha'
The song was written at the West Orange studio in Preston and the frontman Tjinder Singh attended Lancashire Polytechnic (now UCLan). Photo: Greg Neate on Flickr