Earlier this week, I was listening to an episode of Blood On The Tracks, the Colin Murray-fronted show, where guests bring their record collections and debate their favourite tracks in certain chosen categories.
In one particular round, the guests were asked to name their favourite act to come out of Scotland.
Fashion queen and former guitarist in The Fall Brix Smith chose Donovan.
If you don’t recognise the name or the above picture of Donovan, don’t worry.
In the 60s, he had a string of hits, such as Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman and Hurdy Gurdy Man, but his star waned in the 70s.
If you’re like me, when you picture a radio presenter in your mind, you see them wearing a big pair of headphones, sitting (or standing) at a desk, speaking into a microphone and occasionally pressing buttons.
Although the age of DJs actually ‘spinning discs’ is long gone, most of the rest still holds true… or so I thought.
Last week, however, while idly browsing iPlayer, I came across Sara Cox’s Sounds of the 80s.
Not such an 80s classic
This goes out on BBC Radio 2 on a Friday night from 10pm – midnight and it seems fairly popular.
Ostensibly, it’s just Sara Cox playing lots of a-Ha, Wham!, Billy Ocean and Madonna to dance around to, or so I thought.