So sad to hear of the passing of Charlie Gillett this evening. In his own quiet, understated way, he brought almost as much music to the ears of people who might not otherwise have heard it as Peel did in his. For that, he deserves our thanks. I didn’t realise quite how influential he was until I was reading the obituaries tonight. I do now, and I’m sad I didn’t make more effort to keep up.
By all accounts, one of the good guys. The forums are awash tonight with warm reminisces. As is always the case at times like this, I just hope he got to hear a few of the nice things people said about him while he was still with us.