Turns out the Eagles wrote the Hitchhikers theme

If you're like me, you may well have spent a decent part of your childhood obsessed with the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Not just because it was good, but because it was fucking brilliant. I enjoyed the BBC TV show so much that the intro music burned in my brain - hearing those banjo strings got me all fired up for the half-hour of galaxy-spanning comedy weirdness I was about to soak up.

I've had the theme tune on my iPod for ages now but it's such a tease as it's only thirty seven seconds long. Last night, I was in a conversation with my buddy Julian Stockton and Hitchhikers came up. We were talking about the old BBC radio dramatisations as it turned out we both had the Stephen Moore versions (The best ones), mine were on casette and his on vinyl. This led to him noticing a credit on the sleeve which was to Bernie Leadon who founded The Eagles. A little bit of detective work turned up a very good reason - turns out the Hitchhikers title music was from the Eagles track "Journey of the Sorcerer".

So if you ever wanted more of that amazing Hitchhikers music - here it is.

Please adress any future music related enquiries to @julianstockton