Dave Lee Travis: Profile
Dave Lee Travis, who has gone on trial accused of 13 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault, was one of the biggest stars on the British airwaves in the 1970s and '80s.
Spending 25 years on BBC Radio 1, including two as the host of the Breakfast Show, and appearing numerous times on TV programmes such as Top of the Pops, made the larger-than-life Mr Travis a household name.
He started his career as a nightclub DJ in Manchester in the early 1960s before joining pirate station Radio Caroline, broadcasting from ships off the coasts of Essex and the Isle of Man.
One of many pirate DJs to be recruited by the BBC, Mr Travis joined the new pop music station Radio 1 shortly after its launch in 1967.
A hit with his personable style and madcap humour, he became the third Radio 1 Breakfast Show host when he took over from Noel Edmonds in 1978.
It was during his early morning stint that the heavily-bearded presenter, who had previously adopted the nickname The Hairy Monster, began referring to himself as The Hairy Cornflake.
The disc jockey also became known for his wacky sound effects - including his trademark "quack quack oops" - and games such as snooker on the radio.
He was a regular host of Top of the Pops in the 1970s and '80s and is one of the few presenters to have also sung on the show. His 1976 novelty hit Convoy GB, released under the name Laurie Lingo and the Dipsticks, reached number four in the charts.
But by the 1990s, the time had come for Mr Travis to make way for a new generation.
When a new controller started an overhaul of Radio 1, Mr Travis jumped before he could be pushed. He surprised his bosses and listeners by announcing his resignation live on air in 1993.
"Changes are being made here which go against my principles, and I just cannot agree with them," he declared.
As well as being a star on Radio 1, Mr Travis was known to millions worldwide through his music request programme A Jolly Good Show on the BBC World Service.
He first hosted the show in 1981 and remained until 2001, winning fans including the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who said it had given her a lifeline during more than two decades of house arrest.
Ms Suu Kyi said the show had made her "world much more complete" and she met Mr Travis in London in 2012.
After Radio 1, Mr Travis went on to host shows on stations including Classic Gold, Magic AM, BBC Three Counties Radio and Spain's Spectrum FM.
But in November 2012, Mr Travis - whose real name is David Patrick Griffin - was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences.
The 68-year-old star is accused of 13 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault, alleged to have taken place between 1976 and 2008.
The charges relate to 11 females who were aged 15 to 29 at the time of the alleged offences.
Mr Travis lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Marianne. He has strenuously denied the allegations.