Charlie Gillett died this morning - the author of The Sound of the City, signatory of the 1967 New Left May Day Manifesto, discoverer of Dire Straits, manager of Ian Dury, principal definer and champion of world music, and one of the most distinctive voices on the BBC World Service. A really nice guy too. There's a good obituary on the Guardian site. He was always keen to surprise in his musical tastes and choices, and I've quite a few CDs which are down to Charlie.
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