DJ Roger is on a mission for music
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