Charlie Gillett - RIP

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Charlie Gillett - RIP

Postby Bassman » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:57 pm

Sad news about legendary radio presenter who has passed away.

His Honky Tonk Show on Radio London was almost mandatory listening for serios music fans in the seventies. Opened my eyes to lots of different genre's especially early Rock And Roll/Rockabilly.

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Re: Charlie Gillett - RIP

Postby ukcharts » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:11 pm

I remember seeing Charlie walking around the Clapham Common area many times. It must have been the mid-80's as I was still actively playing Sunday morning football, so Charlie would have been on Capital by then. Along with John Peel and (ahem :oops: ) Jeremy Beadle he was one of the few presenters I'd listen to regularly.

Looking through the web today surprised me with several facts; He co-managed Kilburn & The High Roads (Ian Dury's band prior to his Blockheads fame), he co-produced Lene Lovich's UK #3, Lucky Number, and co-published Paul Hardcastle's worldwide #1, 19, all alongside Gordon Nelki.

More widely know is that he launched the radio careers of, amongst others, Dire Straits, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Graham Parker and Youssou N'Dour.

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