[78-L] London "Times" Brian Rust obituary - published January 21 2011

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jan 31 09:25:24 PST 2011

Nigel Burlinson wrote:
Charles Dornberger's 1927 version of Tiger Rag was unlikely musical fare
 > for
 > the newly launched Capital Radio in 1973. However, amid the contemporary
 > pop
 > played by Kenny Everett and the middle-of-the-road melodies presented by
 > Michael Aspel, the tune introduced the weekend vintage jazz and dance 
 > programme Mardi Gras, presented by Brian Rust. For seven years, Rust
 > played
 > the music he had devoted his life to researching and found a wide 
 > for what was a very specialist area of knowledge.
I remember that as being an excellent programme at the start, 
introducing me to stuff I'd never heard. Unfortunately, it later 
developed into a "semi-request" show, and the consequent falling-off of 

      Julian Vein

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