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The future of Sounds of the sixties in doubt..
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
At least he was there in the 60s which IMHO should be one of the first requirements a presenter should possess before being appointed.

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As was Johnnie Walker, who also did a good job sitting in for Brian in his absence.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Johnnie would do it as he already has SOT70s, but he was great when he covered for Brian a few years ago.

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I received an e mail today advising that the current boss of Radio 2 is on the next edition of Feedback and one of the matters up for discussion is the circumstances surrounding Brian leaving the show

I would recommend that all of us who feel strongly about this issue should e mail or otherwise contact that programme expressing our views in the strongest possible terms Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And also the matter of axing live overnight broadcasts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would hope that either JW or Tony B took over from Brian, as it does need a presenter who was actually "on the scene", chiefly from the pirate days, at the time. As far as I can remember, they're the only two who are still with us. Unless you count Roger Day or Keith Skues, which won't happen.

I've a feeling it won't be, though. Even Paul Jones would be good.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my doubts as well Raver.

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I've a feeling it won't be, though. Even Paul Jones would be good.

Paul Jones was around in the 1960s, being the lead singer of Manfred Mann before Mike D'Abo, so he certainly qualifies. And he has a good musical knowledge.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing that's against him, is that he's been a bad, bad boy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I received an e mail today advising that the current boss of Radio 2 is on the next edition of Feedback and one of the matters up for discussion is the circumstances surrounding Brian leaving the show

I would recommend that all of us who feel strongly about this issue should e mail or otherwise contact that programme expressing our views in the strongest possible terms Smile


have to remember to give it a listen. The through the night (well in my case early morning) thing with the playlists is absolutely dire!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
oldraver wrote:

I've a feeling it won't be, though. Even Paul Jones would be good.

Paul Jones was around in the 1960s, being the lead singer of Manfred Mann before Mike D'Abo, so he certainly qualifies. And he has a good musical knowledge.


Bad Bad Boy or not (love it Raver!) I can't see him giving up his Blues slot on a Monday evening which I (surprisingly!) enjoy as I'm not such a fan of that genre in general.

He's still sooo good looking though..... he came into the studio when I was in doing the JV show and I had met the whole band in the 60s when they were rehearsing cabaret in a club that was below my Dad's offices (I very conveniently called in on a Monday afternoon after school!).

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