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Desmond Carrington Has Died

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Desmond Carrington Has Died Reply with quote

Sadly announce that Desmond Carrington has passed away

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2xW6rCf7FNwcbcDrn1b3yv0/desmond-carrington-a-career-in-music?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_radio_2&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=radio_and_music
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironic that the BBC trailers are currently promoting a tribute show to 'Hot Rockin'' Des

Are they psychic or what Shocked

Sad to see yet another pillar of broadcasting pass on Sad
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How poignant that the tribute programme was billed for the very day he died. Sad to see him go . What a great double act he and David Jacobs were.

I had been listening to both of them since teenage years starting with Desmond on Movie Go Round and David in Journey Into Space. Never saw Emergency Ward 10 as that was before we had a TV.

RIP Desmond, thanks for all your lovely programmes.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Blackburn want be paying tribute on his Fridays show because he's taking a break a recorded all his shows.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, so sad to see another R2 presenter pass away. I frequently listened to his show when it was on Sundays, less frequently when it moved to Friday. Always a very odd mix of music, all from his own collection, always something interesting and he did his bit go keep the memory of stars of the 1920s-50s.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad,sad news,but to be still working,doing the thing you love most, near enough to the end of a long life...I'm sure Desmond would have settled for that.

There were some lovely tributes on Jeremy Vine's programme today..

From the BBC News website...

Director of BBC Radio Bob Shennan said he was "warm, caring and generous".
"He was a natural broadcaster and a key part of the BBC Radio family," Mr Shennan said.

Head of Radio 2 Lewis Carnie said The Music Goes Round was "full of musical gems and treasures", adding that Carrington will be "very much missed by his listeners".


All well and good but very hollow sounding after the way they treated another 'key' part of the 'BBC Radio family',Brian Matthew.

Does anyone know how his broadcasting from his home in Perth came about?

You'd have loved him as Dr Chris Anderson in Emergency Ward 10,Eileen. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How very sad.
Many a solitary and dreary Friday evening long-distance commute homeward was rendered a little more interesting for me by the Desmond Carrington show. In fact, that's how I became a rather unlikely fan.

Most of the records were not to my taste, but they were almost always interesting, and I loved that unpredictability, coupled with Desmond's gracious presentation.

As has been said, it's great that he was able to keep doing his show almost until the end.

RIP
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