A new version of the Bob Marley hit One Love is to be the BBC’s official anthem of millennium. Recorded by the late reggae star’s son, Ziggy, with the Gipsy Kings and the Boys Choir of Harlem, One Love will be played through the BBC’s live broadcast 2000 Today on millennium eve.
Details of the £12m broadcast were announced yesterday by the director of television, Alan Yentob, who promised there would be “where were you then” moments. Music is the key element, alongside reports from celebrations around the world. Cliff Richard will perfom, as will Jean-Michel Jarre at the Pyramids in Egypt, and Bjork in Iceland.
Jamie Theakston will host the countdown concert from Greenwich where the Eurythmics, Simply Red, Bryan Ferry and Martine McCutcheon will appear. The Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals will join in from Cardiff.
Mr Yentob also announced the big Christmas movies. Mission Impossible and the Spice Girls’ movie, Spiceworld, will lead the schedule.
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