Gary Davies presented the popular lunchtime show after Paul Burnett. He was famous for his 'Bit in the Middle' slot and his 'Willy on the Plonker' piano tune competition. He was also famous for his 'Young, Free and Single' catchphrase, appealing to a late-teenage audience.
After being sacked from Radio 1 in 1993 after 11 years at the station, he spent time with Virgin 1215 presenting a night-time show.
During June 2002 Gary commenced a 2pm Sunday CD countdown starting on Real Radio in Yorkshire. (Real Radio also have stations in Scotland and South Wales and can be heard throughout Europe on digital satellite).
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Gary Davies on Radio 1 (1983) (Mp3 64kbps) 24Kbps
'Ooh, Gary Davies on your Radio!' (mp364kbps) 32kbps
Radio 1 More Time Show (mp364kbps) 32kbps
NEW Wouldn't It be Good jingle (1983)
Intro to Tuesday show with new Top 40; Jan '85
Live from Leeds 1985
Herr Flick reads a request 1985
Gary at Great Yarmouth Easter Monday 1986
Gary's 'Bit in the Middle' Jingle (1987) (mp3 32kbps)
G'Day Gary Davies (year unknown)
The following clips are taken from a Sunday Top 40 6th September 1987, when Gary 'sat in' for regular presenter Bruno Brookes.
Introducing the chart with 'a lot of action'
Jingle 'hit after hit' and countdown 30 -21
Def Leppard is at no.17
Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram at 16
Cliff's at 15
Prince & Sheena Easton at 11 'You've Got the Look'
This week's Top 40 jingle and countdown 20-11
Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett at number 7.
Counting down the BBC Top 40 Tuesday 16.10.88
Good Luck to 18 Nurses (1989)
Day to Day Fun 1989
American Chart from BH Roof 14.06.89
Equipment failure in Sept 1989
Presenting The American Top 20 - 1990
Early 90's jingles including 'Gary's Gobsmacker's'
Handover to Steve Wright 1991
Gary's last_lunchtime Radio 1 show March 1992
Gary admits he's going to Virgin Dec 1993
Best Music in the World jingle 1993
A 21st Birthday Roadshow intro; Derby 1993
Final Radio 1 broadcast Dec 1993