Available to listen for the next week to those in the UK
Here's Kenny (Archive Hour)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Saturday 22 November 2008 20:00-21:00
On the 40th anniversary of Kenny Everett's first BBC Radio 1 show, music journalist Mark Paytress reassesses the pioneering audio work of the DJ and looks at his place in broadcasting history.
Through interviews and an unprecedented collection of extremely rare archive material, Here's Kenny explores Everett's colourful presenting style and lifts the lid on the broadcaster's true private passion.
Everyone remembers Kenny Everett as a funny-man of the airwaves and television, whose confused private life took a tragic turn when he was diagnosed with Aids in 1993. He died two years later. Few know him as the extraordinary radio pioneer who would spend days at home creating wonderfully original jingles and trailers using techniques that were familiar only to avant-garde musicians and, much later, sampler fiends and hip-hop producers. His extraordinary approach to his work also came to the attention of The Beatles, who later invited him to "produce" two of the most avant-garde (and little heard) records in their catalogue.
Interviewees featured in the programme include Tony Blackburn, Keith Skues, pirate radio fans Chris Dannatt, Chris Baird, Stuart Russell and Jon Myer, and Beatles expert Richard Porter.
Presenter/Mark Paytress, Producer/Sian Price