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Charlie Gillett obituary

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Thursday, 18th March 2010

    BBC World Service DJ smiley - star Charlie Gillett smiley - star- the man who helped coin the term "world music" - has died after a long illness at the age of 68.

    smiley - sadface smiley - sadface smiley - sadface

    Charlie Gillett obituaryRadio DJ, champion of world music and author of a major history of rock'n'roll


    I could only listen a very few programmes of him so my memory of Charlie Gillett is .... smiley - sadface except knowing vey well his wonderful voice and his wonderful programmes which I have took the chances as to listen. smiley - star

    Charlie Gillett's World Of Music


    Your memories of Charlie Gillett


    By opening this thread, I have wanted to pay my tribute to him and his works.... smiley - rose smiley - rose smiley - rose

    If you would like to send in your memories of the late music DJ, Charlie Gillett here, it is welcomed.

    I hope by this thread, he will be known by others who have never listened to him.

    I would like to express my condolences to his family and to all BBC world Servise. smiley - peacedove

    May he rest in peace. smiley - peacedove

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Thursday, 18th March 2010

    Dear Demet,

    I'm afraid that I don't know him. It's the first time I hear his name. One of the sites you posted, it says "Gillett is credited with discovering Dire Straits in 1976 after playing Sultans of Swing from their demo tape on his Radio London show Honky Tonk."

    I'm a fan of Dire Straits. Their sound is different from all other groups. Their guitarist, Mark Knopfler, is a good player. He has played with Eric Clapton and their guitar works blended well.

    My condolence to the greatest broadcaster.


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    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Friday, 19th March 2010

    Tatsunori, Dire Straits is new for me. smiley - doh When I have enough time, I'll try listening to it.

    Actually, I am doing more than one thing at the moment. Both writing and listening at the moment. I am not good at doing so in this way... smiley - doh

    Here it is what I have seen:

    The Strand

    Chaphter 1: Charlie Gillett
    (11.30) Permalink

    We say farewell to our colleague and broadcaster Charlie Gillett who's died aged 68.

    Have a nice weekend, Tatsunori smiley - hug

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    Posted by Anneliese (U11449680) on Friday, 19th March 2010

    Hello Demet, smiley - rose

    I've listened sometimes to Charlie Gillett, when Alex had mentioned it.

    He presented his broadcasting in a friendly way.

    It's sad, that he already had left us. smiley - sadface

    I join you and express my sincerest condolences to his family and to the BBC.


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  • Message 5

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    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Saturday, 27th March 2010

    The Strand

    Charlie Gillett remembered

    Radio presenter Charlie Gillett - who sadly died recently - helped the careers of so many musicians around the globe. This is a tribute.

    .....................which I try listening at the moment. smiley - doh

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012

    Hello Alex,

    You ask me at another thread which is below:

    Can you listen as well to the Charlie Gillett's "World of Music" programmes?

    No, I have not listened to it after his farewell. I even did not know the programme is still on with another DJ.

    See you later,

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012

    No, I have not listened to it after his farewell. I even did not know the programme is still on with another DJ.  It was for some time, but not anymore.... At least on the World Service. If you happen to find it on another BBC channel (like that "Something Understood"), please let me know!

    By the way, have you ever heard about Alistair Cooke?

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Friday, 9th November 2012

    Alistair Cooke??? smiley - erm

    I have not heard...

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Hi, Demet.

    I've recorded the first episode of "The Black Book". At the end of it they casted their usual BBC advertising. Did you hear it? It was about Alistair Cooke! I've been listening to his "Letters From America" for many years!

    As you can see, they are going to put Alistair's archive online!

    But I've heard that they mentioned just about 100 programmes (something like for two years). I'm sure I heard more programmes and I think I have some recordings that they won't put online....

    So.... so far I can't quit my bloody "job".... smiley - biggrin

    By the way, every Alistair's letter was a very witty and clever essay or pamphlet....

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Hello Dear Alex,

    I am sorry but I have no energy to have a look at the links you posted. When I have enough time and less tired mind I will read very carefully. Now I am not able to read anything...even one sentences.... smiley - sadface Anyway.... I have to go and hit the day. As tomorrow is another day and I must find the energy otherwise..... Thursdays and Fridays are especially the busiest days at work....

    See you later, then! smiley - ok

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Thank you!

    Don't worry. Take care of yourself. Try to have a rest and walk in the open aiir.... I am tired too....

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  • Message 12

    , in reply to message 9.

    Posted by lubnatsi (U3977409) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Hello Dear Alex,

    I have tried to have a look at the link you gave. I am listening a programme at the moment whose guest is A. Cooke. What I have just noticed that the way he spoke was British English that made me curious to know why.... I discovered that he was born in England.....

    I have gotten next to nothing what I am listening at te moment but I try to understand...
    Well I am also not fine and feel a bit down this week and luckily my spanish course is cancelled for this week.


    I see that our German friend Ann posted a message here and saying:

    It's sad, that he already had left us.


    It is really sad that she already left us without saying goodbye. smiley - sadface
    May she rest in peace. smiley - magic

    Take care of yourself, Alex.


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