Brian Matthew tribute to air on Easter Sunday

BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting a tribute programme to the late Brian Matthew this coming Sunday evening.

The programme will be presented by former Radio 2 Controller Jim Moir and looks back at his broadcasting career which began with the BBC in 1954.

Brian died on Saturday morning after several months off the air following illness. He presented his final Sounds of the Sixties show as a farewell at the end of February, before the iconic programme was taken over by Tony Blackburn and moved to an earlier slot.

As well as presenting Sounds of the Sixties for 27 years, Brian hosted shows including Saturday Club, Easy Beat, My Top Twelve and Round Midnight. He was presented with the Sony Gold lifetime achievement award in 2008.

The tribute programme airs on Sunday 16th April at 7pm, and includes contributions fro, singers Craig Douglas, Helen Shapiro, John Leyton, Mark Wynter, Maureen Evans, Thank Your Lucky Stars’ Janice Nicholls, clarinettist Acker Bilk, and broadcasters David Jacobs and Ken Bruce.

Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 3:31 pm by RadioToday

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1 Comment

  1. Tony Langham says

    Lovely pic of Brian
    What did 10 bob get you on a Sat nite
    answer-Stones-John Mayall: thanks just fifty pence & Eric plus any top soul band like Geno / Mike Cotton
    THATS JUST 50 PENCE- so you all think us old wrinkles had no S,D & R’nR.

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