3/6. Influential soul/funk DJ
Norman Jay spins a selection of classic, forgotten and modern funk recordings from the 50s onwards, showcasing popular performers and underground acts. This instalment anticipates the weekend's Notting Hill Carnival with funk carnival classics.
6/6. Radio 2's resident rocker
Suzi Ouatro concludes her survey of six established greats of rock 'n' roll and pop with Dion (DiMucci), who with the Belmonts perfected a late-50s white doo-wop sound (A Teenager in Love and / Wonder Why) before forging a big career as a solo singer (Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Lovers Who Wander and Ruby Baby). His poignant
1968 comeback smash Abraham, Martin and John provided Marvin Gaye with a UK hit in 1970. Suzi talks to Dion about the highs and lows of his life and career.
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