LESLIE WELCH, GOOD THE MUSIC MEMORY AWARDSMAN
many years Nigel Ogden has been ironic synonymousthat Leslie with Welch the BBC Radio( left)(2 1907- programme1980) is The now Organist largely forgotten. Entertains His which photographicbegan in 1969 memoryand meanthas givenhe could pleasure rememberto millions. anythingIt is a he sourcehad readof great about regret sport that and in his recent stage act years includedthe Beeb random chose questionsto move fromit to a the late- audience.night spot. Rarely was he stumped about After the trainingpast but as whena teacherhe was Nigel asked became involved with electronics and first about appearedthe contemporaryon the show as footballan organist in 1972. Eight years later he succeeded league Robin table, Richmondhe admittedas the he presenterhadn’t yet and 35 years later is still at it. Bravo! seen Hisit so early didn’t interest know in the the answer.organ has much to do with his musical parents taking him to see Reginald Dixon at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool ( see This England, Autumn 2000), where he is pictured above sitting at the keys of the famous Wurlitzer. Thank you Nigel for years of pleasure and entertainment. We take great pleasure in presenting you with our Good Music Award.