LES­LIE WELCH, GOOD THE MU­SIC MEM­ORY AWARDSMAN

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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.

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