Dave Lee Travis

info courtesy Jon Myer's excellent Pirate Radio Hall of Fame  www.offshoreradio.co.uk

Dave LeeTravis (David Griffin) began his career as a part-time dj at the Oasis but later worked at The Cavern and Bury Palais (plus others)

As dj, he got to know all the local bands and when Herman's Hermits were booked for a series of American concerts, Dave became their tour manager. Later, a former member of the Hermits' entourage and fellow dj, Ric Jonns, had gone on to join Radio Caroline and Dave followed in his foot steps.

"DLT," as he was known, joined Caroline South in September 1965 where he took over the Lunchtime Show and became "your dinner spinner."

One of the station's most popular presenters, he later transferred to the North ship during 1967. During his time with Caroline he also presented Beat Club on German television.

After the pirates he worked on the BBC, most notably as "The Hairy Cornflake" presenting the Radio One Breakfast Show and on the World Service's Jolly Good Show . He also had a hit record in 1976 with Paul Burnett under the alias "Laurie Lingo & The Dipsticks."

Since leaving the BBC in 1994 Dave has presented syndicated shows on commercial radio and had a long-running programme on GWR's Classic Gold network.