Charlie Gillet; b. 20 Feb. 1942; d. 17 March 2010
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Musicologist, Writer, Radio Presenter, and Record Producer.
who died yesterday was the author of The Sound of the City (1970), which has been described
as "the first comprehensive history of rock and roll". Gillett was also among the first DJs to champion
Graham Parker, Ian Dury (whom he briefly managed) and Elvis Costello.
However he is probably best known for sharing his passion for world music
I just love this music for its own sake,’ he says. 'I don’t have any other agenda in presenting it. I genuinely believe it’s the best music there is.
Thank you for introducing me to so much good music.