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Simon Dee – just days to live

The first presenter on Radio Caroline in 1964, Simon Dee, is terminally ill with bone cancer and has been given just days to live, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.

Simon spoke those now famous words, welcoming listeners to Radio Caroline on 199 metres, "Your all day music station". He then went on to find fame on television, hosting television chat shows which attracted 18 million viewers in the late sixties.

Simon was born Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd and was also the first pirate broadcaster to become a BBC star when he was offered a show on the Light Programme in 1965 which also aired on Radio 1 in 1967.

He also had spells on Radio Luxembourg, Radio 210 in the 1980s, and BBC Radio 2 in 2003. [link=http://www.radiorewind.co.uk/radio1/simon_dee_page.htm]Radio Rewind[/link] has a page all about Simon Dee, including sound clips.

Here's an interview with Simon in 1964.

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