Former PM Winston Churchill makes it to UK pop charts

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London, Oct 4 (ANI): Winston Churchill whose rousing speeches feature in 'Reach For The Skies', a hit album by the Central Band Of The RAF has become the first ever British Prime Minister to enter the UK pop charts.

Born 136 years ago, the man who inspired Britain to victory in the Second World War is also the oldest person to make the charts, reports Sky News.

'Reach for the Skies' has soared to No.4 just one week after its release.

Released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the battle, the album features the Central Band of the RAF and some of WWII PM's most rousing speeches from 1940.

'The Few' and 'Their Finest Hour' are set against (approriately reverential) music for the first time.

The album also includes war classics such as the Dambusters March, Battle of Britain March and 633 Squadron. It is dedicated to 'The Few'.

"It is great that to a long list of Official Chart stars including Elvis, Madonna, Cliff and The Beatles, we can now add Winston Churchill," Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said.

"It is also a tribute to the amazing sacrifices of our servicemen that the British public have bought this RAF album in such large numbers," he said.

"Churchill's speeches are as potent today as they were 70 years ago when they motivated the RAF to one of the greatest victories in British history," Dickon Stainer, president of record label Decca, added. (ANI)

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