Chris drives trains for a living but for 3 hours on Sunday evenings he presents Seventies On Sunday.
If he was to sum up what music means to me him you need look no further than the lyrics to John Miles 1976 Top Three Hit ”Music”
Born in 1960 he grew up listening to the Beatles, Bill Hayley, Elvis Presley & Cliff Richard. But it was not until 1972 that with his hard earned cash from a paper round that he walked into Woolworths to purchase his first piece of vinyl, Chicory Tip’s ”Son of my Father” helping it to secure the number one spot in the UK singles chart.
From Chicory Tip to Marc Bolan’s T-Rex and Noddy Holder’s Slade. But it was not long before his music took on a different direction. While watching a TV show called New Faces he saw a band called ”Showaddywaddy” dressed as Edwardian Teddy Boys who influenced him so much that he became one and enjoyed the music from the late fifties as well as 70’s bands performing live such as Crazy Cavern, FlyIng Saucers, Matchbox, Shakin’ Stevens & the Sunsets.
In the eighties he got involved with mobile discos, first as road crew then taking to the decks (He still has his Mcgregor SD 8 consul with Gerrard decks). Chris got his first residency DJ job at a CIU Working Man’s Club in Penge.
It was not till 2003 that he came to live in Lincoln, and he got involved with works functions and started doing disco’s again.
It was Chris’s wife who discovered LCR on the car radio, and after listening and enjoying the music, which was so different from what commercial radio stations were playing, decided to volunteer to become a presenter; his “dream job” and the rest is history.