When I'm 84

This week I had the great pleasure of interviewing the legendary Des O’Connor

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Hit The Road Jack

Divorce. For some people a seven letter, happy, word to be placed alongside others like Rapture, Divorce. For some people a seven letter, happy, word to be placed alongside others like Rapture, Delight, Elation or Ecstasy.

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Imagine

I interviewed a great guy called Davey Johnstone for my Sunday newspaper column. He has played guitar on all Elton John’s hits and still takes to the stage with him 45 years later. Davey told me a story about playing live with John Lennon, but the words Lennon used, while really funny were, shall we say, just rude. I didn’t want to lose the story but I couldn’t possibly use the original quote in a family paper. So I used words like “groupie” and “girls” instead.

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Terry

On Sunday morning at nine a.m. I ended my radio show and handed over to my colleague. “Here with the BBC News is Sue Kinnear.” There was a gap, so long that I wondered whether to jump in, and then she started speaking. “Terry Wogan has died this morning at the age of 77.”

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Dance Band On The Titanic

Four weeks ago, just before the end of the year, I sat down as I always do and compiled a list 

Four weeks ago, just before the end of the year, I sat down as I always do and compiled a list of my favourite albums of the year. I never let anyone else see the list as it seems to me that would be a bit arrogant, as if my opinion counts for anything. Tastes vary, and although I listen to every new album that comes out the end of year list is just for me.

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