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Rodigan: My Life in Reggae


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David Rodigan is an English radio DJ.


In my lifetime, David Rodigan has been one of the most respected broadcasters and DJs in any music genre. He always will be. His passion and energy for the music are unparalleledPeople use the word "legend" too lightly, but when it comes to this man, he's just a don gargan! Beyond legend - GoldieToday the world has finally gotten to know that Sir David Rodigan is the very best at what he does. Not just playing the music, but loving it with a world of musical knowledge. We love you David, ride on ...Rodigan's insatiable appetite for Reggae in all its guises and permutations has been a gift to Great Britain. Life without Rodigan would be unimaginable. He waged war against the marginalisation of Reggae and fought to infuse radio listeners with his own indefatigable passion. We are forever in his debtWhen I think of Rodigan I immediately think - mum preparing the food, me doing the hoovering with the shake & vac, Rodigan in the background on the radio and me skanking to some riddim. The word legend is banded about far too often these days and often unwarranted, but for this man, it's the perfect way to sum him up. Thanks to YouTube these days you can now see how he went to Jamaica and clashed with various sound systems and coming out victorious 'nuff times. The utmost respect for a true icon, Mr David RodiganThere a very few DJs who have made the sort of contribution to the music industry as David Rodigan. He invited me onto his Capital Radio show in the early 80s and he was as impressive in real life as his persona suggested. Rodigan has had a profound effect on generations of Reggae lovers and has taken the genre to the four corners of the globe. Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs et al sang the music we loved but we needed someone to make the connection between the artist, the music and the people and no one did that better than David RodiganAs a teenager growing up, my weekend wasn't complete unless I listened to David Rodigan playing all the tunes I loved and still love today. Nuff respect dueAn enjoyable history of Jamaican music in Britain - Uncut

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