Friday, August 24, 2007

Radio Slightly Gaga

In early 1961 BBC DJ Pete Murray “took a hefty swipe at rock –‘n’- roll” according to the Melody Maker. He was about to start a new programme on the BBC’s Light Programme and told the paper that he would play no rock. According to Pete “I hate rock ‘n’ roll. It must be the only form of music, which the majority of musicians who are playing it dislike too. They only do it because it’s popular with the kids. I reckon the people who play rock are those who hate it more than anyone else.” Pete, besides being the first person ever to say the ‘F word’ on air during his days as a Radio Luxembourg DJ in 1953, became one of the original Radio One DJs in 1967.


r morris said...

What music DID he like?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

How could he have said that? He was my hero on "Six-Five Special"!