It was very sad to hear that Ed Stewart died today, aged 74. Many of us will remember his work on "Crackerjack" and his many, many years as a disc-jockey on various Radio Stations. He was one of the "pilot" group of DJs selected in the 'sixties to launch a new radio station which would play non-stop 'pop music' and would be called Radio 1. This led on to a career on radio and TV that lasted until very recently.
In 2008, Ed and Alexandra Bastedo took on the role of celebrity comperes at Paul Barrett's Manotovani concerts at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts. He appeared in five subsequent shows.
In fact in the weeks before his death the 74-year-old had been discussing his role as presenter of a Magic of Mantovani concert at the Pavilion in April 2016.
His passing is a great loss to the music industry and his easy-going broadcasting style will be very much missed.
Below is a photo of Alex and Ed, and also a copy of the original publicity poster - we regret the poor quality.