DJ Roger is on a mis­sion for mu­sic

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

From for­mer pi­rate DJ to mu­sic mis­sion­ary, Roger Day has spent a life­time spin­ning discs.

In a ca­reer that be­gan with Ra­dio Caro­line in the 1960s, when he was nick­named Twiggy, he has in­ter­viewed stars in­clud­ing Gra­ham Nash, Paul Anka, Andy Wil­liams, Joe Walsh and Sir Cliff Richard.

Now he has launched a cam­paign for real mu­sic and hit out at nar­row ra­dio sta­tion playlists and record com­pa­nies for not tak­ing time to de­velop fresh tal­ent.

Roger will be talk­ing about his life at the Sin­den Theatre at Home­wood School, Ten­ter­den, on Satur­day, July 27.

Of his cam­paign, he said: “Where are the Clap­tons, the McCart­neys and Gil­mours of the fu­ture if we don’t take ac­tion now?”

He wants to get an on­line pe­ti­tion to be pre­sented to the govern­ment next Easter, the 50th an­niver­sary of the launch of Ra­dio Caro­line.

Roger Day also worked for Ra­dio Lux­em­bourg, com­pered shows in­clud­ing the Beach Boys’ 1968 Euro­pean tour and was the first voice on Pic­cadilly Ra­dio in Manch­ester.

He has worked for and man­aged sev­eral in­de­pen­dent ra­dio sta­tions.

He still hosts a week­end show for the BBC.

For tick­ets to An Evening With Roger Day, call the Sin­den box of­fice on 01580 763826 or go to www. sin­denthe­atre.com

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