söndag 30 augusti 2009

Radio Caroline legend dies

Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd (28 July 1935 – 29 August 2009), better known by his stage name Simon Dee, was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time in the late 1960s. In 1964 he joined Radio Caroline, a pirate radio ship broadcasting pop music from outside UK territorial waters. On 30 March, Easter day, his was the first voice to be heard on the radio station, welcoming listeners and handing over to the only other DJ on the ship at the time, Chris Moore, for the opening programme. After moving from the BBC to London Weekend Television (LWT) in 1970 he was dropped and his career never recovered. He succumbed to bone cancer on 29 August 2009, leaving three ex-wives, four children, and four grandchildren.(Wikipedia)

So sorry to hear that my old friend Simon Dee has died.I was out on Radio Caroline with him in the 60's and loved him.He was a brilliant broadcaster who threw it all away sadly because he couldn't handle fame. I appeared on his very successful Dee Time Saturday night TV show, people forget how big he was. My memories of Simon will always be haappy ones. (Tony Blackburn, Facebook)

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