Posts Tagged ‘The Beatles’

Mack Nuggets

28Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BBC Radio Merseyside lately: The party without a DJ. A houseguest from hell. A bonfire night surprise. The baggage handler who went nuts. Cultural differences. A fancy dress story. Buyers remorse. Revenge on Henry Ford. The fourth dimension. A tribute to Keith Chegwin. Caught the bus, should have […]


I had a chat with the broadcasting legend Tony Prince. He talked about meeting Elvis in Las Vegas, the truth about Colonel Tom Parker and Tony’s early life and career that took him from spinning discs and introducing the Beatles in a northern ballroom to broadcasting to an international audience of 100 million on Radio […]


The British Broadcasting Corporation has banned a lot of songs over the years. I played some of them on the air on BBC Radio Merseyside recently in a feature called, “Listen To The Banned”. When I delved into it, I was surprised by what was forbidden, the reasons why and the songs they didn’t ban […]


Brexit Poll

24Feb16

Ever wonder what other European countries think of the UK? With a vote on our continued membership of the EU coming up on June 23rd, I thought you’d like to see what one German thinks of us. Martin is 20 and a media student from Wendlingen just outside Stuttgart. He’s been working as an intern […]


In 1964, Jimmy Nicol replaced Ringo in The Beatles for a series of concerts. He was elevated from relative obscurity to worldwide fame and then back again in the space of a fortnight. Jimmy’s story proves that sometimes ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunities are just that, but it doesn’t mean that if you blow it […]