Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Gosh, all white guys...one guy in the front row looks vaguely ethnic, but other than that. Today's BBC seems to have at least as many women as men, and exotic accents from all over the world (at least on the World Service). Progress?
Hey, but at least they were dapper. Well, except for that Peel fellow.
The guy who looks vaguely ethnic is Mike Raven, who was as English as the rest of them (except Terry Wogan, who's Irish) although he did play mostly black music. His blues show was one of the highlights of BBC radio in the late 1960s.
Back row: Tony Blackburn, Jimmy Young, Kenny Everett, Duncan Johnson (who was Canadian), Robin Scott, David Ryder, Dave Cash, Pete Brady, David SymondsMiddle row: Bob Holness, Terry Wogan, Barry Alldis, Mike Lennox, Keith Skues, Chris Denning, Johnny Moran, Pete MyersFront row: Pete Murray, Ed Stewart, Pete Drummond, Mike Raven, Mike Ahern, John Peel.Blackburn, Wogan, Stewart & Skues I know are still with us. Not too sure of the rest.
Speaking as one who is ethnically Canadian, I appreciate your diligence, Spiracle!
They are all on the steps of All Souls Church, literally next door to Broadcasting House, which is a wonderful Art-Deco building and one of London's finest. All Souls is the prettiest sight on that end of Regent Street.
Gosh, yes! That is indeed Bob Holness, middle left - the man who didn't play the sax break on 'Baker Street'.
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