Ennio Morricone R.I.P.

more informationhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53305397

Steve Sampson… Brilliant music on the spaghetti westerns

Marcus de Mowbray… Imagine Spaghetti westerns without Morricone’s scores….no atmosphere.

Steve Cooke… Great composer. He will be missed.

Dennis Torrance… Such sad news his music in his films and other works he did . I especially enjoyed His scores in The good the bad and the ugly Fist full of dynamite also known as Duck you sucker and so many more Condolences to his family and friends and RIP Ennio music had lost one of the best .

Andy Ives… My favourite composer of film/tv soundtracks absolutely gutted

Colin Bell…Scored one of my favourite films of all time.’Once Upon A Time In America’ amongst many others. RIP

Dennis Torrance… I believe Clint Eastwood said without Ennio music in his early western film career he made the films what they were

Alan Esdaile…brilliant composer, wonderful pieces of music.

Steve Priest from Sweet R.I.P.

poster:  https://bravoposters.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/steve-priest-sweet-1976/

more information... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52933584


Andy Qunta… Sorry to hear this. Saw him play in LA last year. A friend sang with him in a version of Sweet.

Karen Sweatman… Feel really sad about this. Loved Sweet. RIP

Colin Bell… That’s very sad to learn just Andy left now.

Jacquie Hinves… Sad news.

Martin Curcher… Are you ready Steve? Aha. Ohhh, I see a man at the back, as a matter of fact and his eyes was as red as the sun and the girl in the corner let no one ignore her because she thinks she’s the passionate one… RIP Steve

Peter Houghton… RIP Steve

Jim Quinn Mcg… Legend

Sandra Thompsett… R I P

Andy Caine… That’s Sad! I saw them at Aquarius. R.I.P.

Jane Hartley… so did I.

John Coleman… RIP Steve, loved the Sweet

Jan Warren… Thats sad news, loved Sweet, R.I.P. Steve

Kev Towner… I was a MASSIVE Sweet fan, and indeed Steve was my favourite. RIP

Ben Gallop… R.i.p.very sad

Dennis Torrance… RIP Steve Priest

Willie Wicking… Then there was 1 R.I.P Steve remember the gig at Aquarius later (Saturdays)

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Saw them last December at the De La Warr

Alan Pepper… So sad to hear that another Glam rock founder has passed . They made some great records . Played at the Aquarius and were very loud if my ears remember !

Bill Third… Absolutely, he was a gas

Little Richard R.I.P.

Photo: 1957

More information https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52601228

Mick O’Dowd… Bama Lama Bama Loo!

Mick Turner… You don’t get music like he produced today! R.I.P. Little Richard and Thanks!

Alan Wood… A real rocker, good music and controversy..r I p

Trevor Jones… I saw him in 1961 he was amazing. One of the best live acts ever.

Alan Esdaile… He certainly knew how to rock.

Dennis Torrance… Another one going to rock heaven RIP little Richard

Colin Bell… Another Great gone, as Alan said he knew how to rock.

Wendy Weaver… There will never be another like Little Richard R.I.P.

Jan Warren… Grew up with this music…. Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino etc – my Ma and Pa had crazy parties!! R.I.P. Little Richard xx

Alan Pepper… End of an era . Without Chuck Buddy and LR music may have been totally different. Long live Rock n roll !!

Millie Small R.I.P.

photo 1964 https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/fotocollectie/aa7c51d4-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84

more informationhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52557332

Peter Brazier… R.I.P. Millie

Patricia Burgess… Great singer can still sing that song RIP

Wendy Weaver… R.I.P. Millie

Mick O’Dowd… Obviously she has now finished her lollipop! R.I.P.

Tony Court-holmes… r.i.p.

Jan Warren… Bye Bye little Millie small R.I.P. xx

Roger Simmonds… Oh shame I liked millie !

Linda Lewis… R.I.P and Respect

John Harper… What a shame. Sad. Memories from early teens. RIP

Mick Turner… Bless Her! R.I.P

Alan Parker… sad, I still think of her as she looks in this photo


Dave Greenfield – The Stranglers keyboard player dies

photo: Stranglers French forum – in concert with the Stranglers – Paris, Olympia – 13th april 2012

More information https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52537293

Simon Page… Such a shame. I was only talking about Dave with a friend a few days ago and he told me a nice story about Dave. My friend was at a Stranglers gig and used to try to tape the gigs (only for himself, not for bootlegging!) He said that Dave put the cassette recorder right by his keyboard and recorded the gig for my friend.

Edge St Leonards… Sad, down on the beach’s dude RIP another over the edge, but no forgotten RIPX. Yes brothers and sisters stay strong well get there on the other side x

Michael Wilson… Such sad news. The Stranglers music has been with me since I was 14 back in 1977. I first saw them at the Top Rank Brighton back in 1980.

Malcolm Sharp… Golden brown. One of the great songs, r i p

Ralph Town… Still love Feline.Really great album.


Radio Caroline’s founder Ronan O’Rahilly dies

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Kev Carleonis…RONAN O’RAHILLY, founder of Radio Caroline in 1964 has sadly died today. He was the real reason radio in this country became as it is today. Radio Caroline lives on on 648 Medium Wave and around the world on the internet www.radiocaroline.co.uk It would be good for his ashes to be kept on, or sprinkled on the Ross Revenge, Radio Caroline’s Radio Ship.

Jim Breeds… Oh, that’s a blow. He was responsible for so much of my listening pleasure and journey of musical discovery in the 1960s.

Julie Armstrong… R I P Sir Ronan O’Rahilly

Elaine Saunders… RIP

Leo Buglehole R.I.P.

Nicholas Prince… There is a great deal of singers, musicians, disc jockey’s and listeners that owe an awful lot to Ronan. RIP

Alan Esdaile… Sad news. Helped to introduce us to some great music and without him the future could have been completely different.

Heather Sidery… Really sad to hear this. Good guy…. I loved RC

Mike Waghorne… RIP

Mick O’Dowd… What would pop radio/music be like now if we hadn’t had this pineer to guide us. R.I.P. Ronan.

Rontenn2001… Such sad, sad news……R.I.P. Ronan.


Josie Lawson R.I.P.

Alan Esdaile… I’m very sorry to announce that Josie has passed away. A lovely lady who will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

Jim Breeds… Yes, I saw the post earlier today. How sad.

Kevin Burchett… Sorry to hear this R.I.P Josie.

Jan Warren… So sorry to hear this R.I.P. Josie xx

Nick Prince… Very sorry to hear this. I have got to know Josie very well over the past 25 years or so. RIP Josie. I know she listened to my Saturday night show from time to time. I will give her a little mention on this weeks show. X

Judith Monk… RIP Josie. Very well known locally. Sad.

Helen Knight… I knew jo for years we grew up together lovely lady RIP jo and thoughts are with the family xxx

Pauline Richards… Oh dear. R.I.P.

Mick O’Dowd… So sorry but not unexpected. R.I.P. Josie x

Elizabeth Turner… No more suffering Josie .Sleep well .xx

Pauline Brown… ❤️RIP

Ernest Ballard… Bless her heart. Lovely lady. RIP Josie x

Jonathan Mendenhall… I.m so sorry to hear this I knew Josie on an informal basis over the years..lovely..open friendly and kind and of course that most wonderful smile..many people I am sure will be thinking of her family…someone who just made you feel a bit better when you met her

Susie Prescott… Sorry to hear that, I used to know her years ago and her son. Lovely lady. May she rest in peace xx

Angela Frances Gardner… I remember her face, was her son at Castledown school? RIP

Tiffany Barton… Lovely lady although I never met her

Claire Louise Maplesden… I remember seeing Josie a lot in & around the town as I used to work in Boots for 14 years. A lovely lady. Rest in Peace x

Kev Towner… I’m truly sad to hear this. Josie was active in the disability movement for many years and I had the privilege of knowing her. Rest in peace Josie.

Ronteen2001… Rest In Peace Josie….so sad to see she’s “left the building!”

Janet Brophy… I Remember Josie From School Days, Rest In Peace


Honor Blackman R.I.P.

photo source: https://www.facebook.com/honorblackman/

more information… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52189803

Robert Searle… Sad news,she was lovely RIP

Bernard Goffredo… Met her about ten years ago such a lovely person

Nick Shute… One of the original Avengers!

Eric Harmer… Sad

Julie Findlay-jones… Oh that’s aweful beautiful lady sleep well.x

Jane Hartley… Good age, bless her.

Wendy Weaver… That is sad. R.I.P. Honor.

Nigel Goodman… My names pussy pussy galore

Roger Simmonds… Bless her lovely lady!

Margaret Trowell… My husband sat between Honor and Hannah Gordon at a dinner and all three discussed their grandchildren. Such a beautiful lady, will be sadly missed

Peter O’Donnell… Class Act

Colin Bell… Sad to hear this, we were neighbours a few doors apart in the 70’s and would chat most mornings, she was a lovely lady apart from being a great actress of course. R.I.P x

Phyllis Mendenhall… A great loss, R.I.P.

Dennis Torrance… Rest in peace Honor Blackman how I enjoyed The Vvengers with you and Steed, then in my opinion Goldfinger the best bond picture and other films also condolences to family and friends God bless

Rachael Brophy… A great loss R.I.P. I loved her in The Upper Hand as a kid.x

Jan Deane… Classy lady. RIP.

Robert Searle… Eastender, RIP Honor

Nicola Barfield… That’s sad.

Ian Davey… A beautiful lady inside and out, she had class, beauty, and brains, a wonderful actress and a friend for many years, I will miss you Honor RIP you lovely lady. Ian xx

Bill Withers R.I.P.

More information... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52155227

Mike Curtis… I know, I know, I know etc

Geoff Peckham… no no no!

Alan Testot-newick… But what a great song …..every pub band played it ? And so many f……. it up …ha ha

Eric Harmer… Gutted

Monica Bane… Me also gutted. Loved all his songs!

Alan Esdaile… Great songwriter and singer, very sad.

Ian Mantel… So Bill Withers withers

Kevin White… What a sad loss,great singer/songwriter.RIP Bill Withers

Shane Wright… Not such a lovely day

Jan Deane… What a loss to the music world. RIP Bill x

Chris Jolly… He wrote from the heart… Such a loss!

Dennis Torrance… Made some great music my condolences to his family and friends to many deaths so much heartbreak at the moment

Graham Finch… What a songwriter, what a star, one of the best. His songs will live on for eternity thoughts and prayers to his family.

Mick O’Dowd… What a loss. First heard Lean On Me when I was DJ at Bonitas. A guy came in who was a sidekick of Eddie Grant and gave me a bunch of singles. Included was Lean on Me. Listened on headphones and immediately put it on the decks and played it. Great reaction and it became a popular request. That night this guy Frank took me to see Eddie Grant at his flat behind the then Cricket Ground. He is a really nice guy.

Jan Warren… R.I.P Bill Withers.