Winston Churchill, Reach for the Skies
By Josh Sanburn
Katy Perry. Phil Collins. Eric Clapton. Winston Churchill. The one who you think wouldn’t belong is the oft quoted, cigar-chomping former U.K. Prime Minister. But guess again. Churchill now has one more posthumous peg to (posthumously) hang his felt hat on: a hit album. In Reach for the Skies, which itself reached the fourth spot on the charts, Churchill’s famous war speeches are set to music played by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. The album marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and is the first time a Prime Minister has entered the British charts.