60 years ago today, the Dylan Thomas masterpiece was performed on BBC radio. Under Milk Wood became a classic, and Richard Burton delivered what he considered one of his greatest ever performances.
The fact the radio play was ever finished was impressive.
Dylan Thomas was very ill, but was forced into touring New York for financial reasons. However, he still managed to get the radio play finished. Thomas would die in New York aged just 39, before his, now famous, BBC radio play was broadcast.
A great artistic inspiration
Dylan Thomas has since inspired generations of artists in every medium. Bob Dylan was so inspired, he famously took the name Dylan for his stage name.
What an amazing legacy. What an inspiration. Rest In Peace Mr Thomas.