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183 radio stations in Europe running simultaneously You’ll Never Walk Alone

Friday at 8:45 pm, 183 radio stations simultaneously played the song You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers. The idea came from 3FM DJs Sander Hoogendoorn, who wants to impose solidarity emphasis during the corona crisis.

Friday at 8:45 pm, 183 radio stations simultaneously played the song You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers. The idea came from 3FM DJs Sander Hoogendoorn, who wants to impose solidarity emphasis during the corona crisis.

The initiative arose Tuesday when Hoogendoorn in his own broadcast called Jeroen Check the Vegte of NPO Radio 2, which embraced the idea. Later followed other Dutch and foreign radio stations.

The classic music sounded Friday in 31 countries simultaneously, appears published a list 3FM.

Besides the Netherlands and CuraƧao involves Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium, the UK, Estonia, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania, Georgia, Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, France, Cyprus , Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway, Slovenia, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

You’ll Never Walk Alone was written in 1945 by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein for the musical Carousel. The song was then retreaded multiple times. The version of Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1963 is by far the best-known version. The song was at that time almost immediately embraced by Liverpool Football Club from the home town of the band.

Later, the music also proved to be popular with other football fans. So now the number is, for example, belong to various Dutch clubs.

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