Sir Terry Wogan died today.BBC Radio Two played his favourite songs including Jim Reeves "I Won't Forget You.
Re: Sir Terry Wogan
Posted by Larry Jordan on January 31, 2016, 10:22 am, in reply to "Sir Terry Wogan"
I was deeply saddened to learn earlier this morning of Sir Terry Wogan's passing as he is the man who hosted the BBC radio one-hour special on Jim Reeves that aired in November 2013 and July 2014 on which I guested.
(You can listen to the show here):
The BBC told me later that the broadcast was estimated to have been heard by 12 million people!
They featured a lot of audio clips from my VoiceMasters CDs -- and in fact opened the show with one of my rare tracks. Sir Terry was an excellent host and his sincerity really came across during the broadcast. He recalled how he used to be a deejay who got many, many requests from fans to play Jim Reeves songs, and he was a fan of Jim's as well.
I was honored to be asked to appear on the radio tribute he hosted and they gave me a lot of air time, using 13 comments of mine, with Wogan identifying me as the author of the 672-page award winning book, "Jim Reeves: His Untold Story." Sir Terry was knighted at Buckingham palace in 2005.
Clink the link below for a story about his fascinating life and read tributes to him.
My condolences to the family and friends of this fine man.
Coincidentally, on the Sunday with Miriam (O'Callaghan) show on RTE Radio 1 (Irish National Radio) yesterday, St, Valentine's Day, Jim Reeves received a notable namecheck. It came at the end of a hour-long interview with Irish writer Pat McCabe when he picked as his final choice of record, Larry Cunningham's fine tribute to Gentleman Jim. Pat McCabe accurately captured the great Texan's pivotal role in the Ireland of the Sixties.