Thursday, March 31, 2016

OBE: Outstanding Bristolian Entertainer

Heard the one about the white, bespectacled, cardigan-wearing pensioner and former accountant with a penchant for tours of Wetherspoons pubs who made his name as a reggae DJ and has been called "a reggae encyclopedia" by Don Letts and "an ambassador for cultural exchange" by Massive Attack's Daddy G? Well, I hadn't either. It's just a terrible shame that it took the tragic death of Derek Serpell-Morris aka DJ Derek Sweet Memory Sounds to bring it to my attention.

The tale of Neil Baldwin's improbable life made for, well, marvellous viewing, so here's hoping that someone might decide to celebrate the life of another great British eccentric by making Serpell-Morris the subject of a film.

(Thanks to Del for the link.)

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