Asha Bhosle is a singer par excellence. Admired by the music industry and audiences all over the, Bhosle’s career has spanned over six decades now making her one of the most well-known singers in the country. Bhosle will speak to Adil Ray of BBC Radio Asian Network on his show Adil Ray Breakfast show regarding her time in music thus far and her inspirations. She speaks very happily about her marriage to the maestro R.D. Burman. Her rebellious nature forced her to marry a much older man with whom she ran away. “I was very young and foolish…but that is why I am Asha Bhosle,” she admits. And to the current generation who may be in a similar situation she laughs and advises, “Go with your head! Not your heart.”
Bhosle quickly went on to confess that Kishore Kumar was her favorite singer in Bollywood, “He sings with his heart and head,” she gushes. When quizzed about Elvis, her memories were few but she did go on to admit, “I was in love with Elvis!” Her influences include Dean Martin and Bill Haley from the yesteryears. “I copied their styles very much and rock n roll into my own singing styles,” she went on to say before crooning an example.
The show will air Wednesday, 16th December at 7 am. Tune in to hear the musical genius at her very best. You can listen at www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork and on DAB / Sky 0119 / Freeview 709 / Freesat 709 / Virgin 912.