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In the history of Desert Island Discs Every subject is asked about a luxury item they want to take to their desert island and hundreds of musicians choose to take the instrument they are known for with the guitar and piano being the two most popular. Here is a list of music-related people and some of the more unusual items they want to take to an island with nothing else on it. Some interesting choices seeing as it’ll need to keep them amused for months if not years.

Acker Bilk Apple seeds
Adam Faith Cold cure,
Adele A self-inflated mattress
Alice Cooper An indoor golf driving range
Alison Moyet A bath
Annie Lennox Suncream
Barbara Dickson Very large set of solar-powered hair rollers
Billy Connolly Electrical device to heat shaving foam
Bob Geldof Metropolitan Museum in New York
Bob Harris A greenhouse
Chris De Burgh Snorkel
Cilla Black Manicure set and nail varnish
Clive Dunn Soap
Clodagh Rodgers Prawn cocktails
Des O’Connor Daily delivery of The Sporting Life
Don Black Snooker table
Ed Sheeran A lifetime supply of ketchup
Elton John Telephone
Emmylou Harris A library
Gary Glitter Elastoplast
George Michael Aston Martin DB9
Graham Nash A sleeping bag
Harry Secombe Collapsible concrete model of Broadcasting House with plastic announcers
John Cooper Clarke A boulder of opium twice the size of his head
Keith Richards Machet
Ken Dodd A box of scented soap
Kenny Everett Bathroom suite
Lily Allen Husband’s shirt with daughter’s bunny sewn on to it
Lionel Bart Nelson’s Column
Luciano Pavarotti Bicycle
Lulu Telephone
Marianne Faithfull Pen from Asprey’s with attached magnifying glass
Mel Tormé Air conditioner
Michael Bublé A Rolex watch
Michael Crawford Inflatable woman
Morrissey A comfortable bed with many pillows
Mrs Mills Family photograph
Neil Tennant A DVD projector and DVDs
Noel Edmonds Motorway service station
Paul Weller A settee to sit on
Pete Waterman Havana cigars and matches
Peter Sellers Snorkel outfit
Plácido Domingo Video and cassettes of his own performances
Ravi Shankar Perfume
Rick Rubin Tarot cards
Robert Plant A basket containing photos of homing pigeons
Roger McGough Black cab
Shirley Bassey Lipsticks
Sir Tom Jones A bucket and spade
Spike Milligan Barometer
Suggs A nucleus of bees
Terry Wogan Vodka
Tim Rice Cricket bag
Tony Bennett Painting materials
Tracey Ullman Nuts
Vera Lynn Curling tongs
Yoko Ono Her life for the next thirty years
Yusuf Cat Stevens Bendicks Bittermints