Set up to satisfy the needs and tastes of the burgeoning youth audience, Radio 1 recruited many of its disc jockeys from the off-shore pirate ships Radio Caroline and Radio London, stations that had been blasting the airwaves with the pop music that young people wanted, rather than the bland diet served up by the BBC's Light Programme.One of those who went legal but always held on to his independent roots was Kenny Everett.
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My first single, "Cowboys & Angels," was written about their kind of story.
It's cool that I get to sing that song when I'm onstage and it reminds me of them. Dustin: I do have time for it, but nothing serious.
Everett's cocktail of inventive brilliance and unremitting disrespect made him popular with listeners, although it also proved his undoing more than once in his career.