Former TV presenter David Hamilton compered shows with The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Cassidy and the Bay City Rollers before being invited to join Radio One in 1973.
Working at the BBC alongside Noel Edmonds, Tony Blackburn and Johnnie Walker during the seventies, David was a regular host of Top of the Pops. He also hosted Seaside Specials, the Times Gala Awards, the World Disco Dance Championships and numerous beauty contests. He is also known as 'Diddy' as he used to be an assistant for Ken Dodd!
David Hamilton's afternoon show was broadcast simultaneously on Radio 1 and Radio 2 from January 1975 to November 1977. He became known as the DJ who was 'The housewives' favourite'. David stayed with the BBC for many years as a DJ on Radio 1 and 2 and his later Radio 2 show played a pop music format with artistes not normally heard on the station, including Madness. David moved to commercial radio in 1987.
He presented a daily show for the Classic Gold Network and since early 2003 has worked for the National Digital Service Prime Time Radio, DJ'ing for Saga FM.
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Monday to Friday jingle 1974
Radio 1 Tuesday Chart countdown - July 1974 (mp3)
Wombling Hamilton Christmas (1974)
Celebrating 1 year of his show in 1974
During a 1975 Radio 1 fun day at Mallory Park race track, attended by 47,000 mostly girl fans, the Bay City Rollers were due to make a live appearance on a boat in the middle of an ornamental lake. Their arrival caused pandemonium as thousands teenagers took to the water to try and greet their heroes. Forty fans had to be pulled from the lake with 35 requiring medical treatment. Four more were hospitalised and the Rollers were forced to leave by helicopter without performing!
Fun Day out at Mallory Park clip
And more from Mallory Park 1975 (64kbps) 32kbps version
NEW Full show
(see also Fun Day page)
It's Magic - by Pilot (1975)
Name jingle on Radio 1 (1976)
Another Dedication 1978
On Classic Gold 2002