A Scot from Edinburgh, David started his career in the Newsroom at Radio Clyde in Glasgow after university, but the lure of teaching Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French was too great to resist. He later owned his own restaurant in Harrogate, but returned to teaching until his retirement.
Since then David has worked on local radio and the internet, providing programmes on music from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and a recent interest – country music.
David loves meeting people from all walks of life and is frequently invited to talk to groups locally and on cruises.
A light-hearted reflection on British singing stars, including Alma Cogan, Dorothy Squires, Joan Regan, Kathy Kirby, Ruby Murray, Anthony Newley, David Whitfield, Russ Conway, Billy Fury, Lonnie Donegan and Frankie Vaughan.
Records of the 1940s & 50s, banned by the BBC - risqué lyrics, of course, but why then ban some instrumentals?
Steptoe & Son - a happy family?
Judy Garland - a 20th Century icon.
Dubbing in Hollywood Musicals.
The magic of Fred Astaire in the 1930s & 40s.
The Great American Songbook.
The Great British Songbook.
Scottish comedians who made it in England.
Sherlock Holmes & his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Two British Kings who lost their heads - Charles I and George III.
Living as a student in Moscow during the Brezhnev era.