Monday, August 31, 2009

Simon Dee dies

Simon Dee, the first voice to be heard on Radio Caroline in 1964, has died of bone cancer at the age of 74. Mr Dee (whose real name was Carl Henty-Dodd) left Radio Caroline in 1965 after being ‘head hunted’ by the BBC who gave him a show on the Light Programme. He also did some programmes for Radio Luxembourg. He was one of the original DJs on BBC Radio 1 which launched in 1967.

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There are obituaries in all the newspapers today, but they mainly focus on his TV career after he came ashore. There was also a short item on the BBC News last night, including a shot of him broadcasting on Radio Caroline.

Mike Barraclough reports on Anorak Nation that there's a one hour tribute tonight (Monday) on Roger Day's show on BBC local radio in the South of England, starts at 1800. Because his shows start one hour earlier on Bank Holidays IIRC the first hour doesn't appear on Listen Again.

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