Given that a good percentage of my audience for this blog are either from the UK, or Ireland, I’ll post this up. Apologies to my US folk reading this, because you will probably have no idea who I’m talking about, but anyway.
When I was young, its fair to say that 2 DJ’s that I loved to listen to were Noel Edmonds (yes, him of the cringy TV shows nowadays, but quite a daring DJ, back in the 70’s), and Terry Wogan, with whom you just never knew quite what was coming next. Sadly, Terry has just died at the age of 77, which is why I’m having to write this now.
Not that Terry was ever dull on TV either, most famously known for his wicked comments at about 30 or so, Eurovision Song Contests. No, he never took the contest seriously, probably for the best in all honesty. To be honest, I only used to watch it back then for the witty repartee, and comments that he would make about the acts, far better than 80% of the songs, in all truth.
His chat show was equally manic, usually because it was live, and possibly because he was never afraid to have interesting characters on the show. A very drunk George Best, and a very crazy David Icke being 2 fine examples of this. On top of all this, he annually presented the bore fest (for me at least) that was Children In Need, but it was never dull, I think its fair to say. Sorry, but I’m not, nor ever will be a fan of these charity marathons, even with a witty genius like Terry in charge.
As I say, given my age, and the fact that the people I grew up adoring back then are that much older than me, this could become a bad habit. Which is why I’m not doing everyone of them, just those that greatly influenced my life in one way or another, and Terry was one of them.
Fine, to finish, the video. This is probably not the best way to remember Wogan, a collection of his Eurovision comments would probably be that. But this is the easiest one to find.
Which is the standard version of the song. If you want the far more crazed, rap version from Children in Need, watch this instead