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Radio 1: The Jocks

GAMBACCINI, Paul

GamboYANK SMOOTH TALKING Peel/Walters protege and memory machine who was Ver One’s trivia expert throughout his tenure on the station; if you wanted to know how many number two hits The Animals had in Malaysia, Paul was your man, with unsurprising end result of co-scribbling the Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles with Tim Rice. Always had too many syllables in surname to allow the stereotypical Radio 1 jingle to scan (“De-da-do doooooooo/Paul Gam-ba-cci-ni!”). Forever ready with a heavyweight yet diplomatic opinion on whatever newsworthy rock story was troubling the headline writers, a role that he continues to fulfil to this day.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Applemask

    July 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Also a bit gay, which did for his Radio 3 tenure.

  2. Glenn A

    January 29, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    ” Also a bit gay”, who cares, so was Kenny Everett and both men are legends. I’ve been a fan since the seventies.

  3. Joanne Gray

    March 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I thought he was Canadian?

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