Desert Island Discs
Barefoot at the Grammys
Adele started going to gigs when she was only a few years old. Her mother had her when she was only 18, but couldn’t afford childcare, so would “sneak me in” to concerts under her trench coat, the singer tells Lauren Laverne on Desert Island Discs. She remembers being three or four when, at a show by The Beautiful South, a huge bodybuilder the pair had just met “picked me up and put me on his shoulders”.