Sunday, October 31, 2004

John Peel and Simon Dee

In today's Observer Richard Ingrams records that he was at public school "with two boys who later changed their names and who both went on to become very successful disc jockeys".

I expect by now everyone knows that John Peel was born John Robert Parker Ravenscroft - Ingrams knew him before he was a Liverpudlian.

But did you know that Simon Dee was christened Carl Henty-Dodd?

I have already posted a fuller quotation from Ingrams' article to Serendib. And in view of how young everyone is these days, I am also providing a link for those who have never heard of Simon Dee.

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