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FORMER Radio 1 DJ Tommy Vance was dubbed “king of the orgies” during a probe into BBC sex scandals.

The Friday Night Rock Show star was named by a BBC producer as one of the “guilty ones” in the payola scandal that shook the Beeb in the 70s.

The unnamed producer made the allegation in a letter to the now-closed News of the World after it claimed other DJs had plugged records for music companies in return for prostitutes.

The accuser wrote: “If you are going to tell the proper story, I suggest you hit some guilty ones.” He then named five people, including “Tommy Vance and (name redacted) who are king of the orgies”.

Andy Cadier

Radio DJ Tommy Vance had a small record shop in the Old High Street, to the left of the present Hare and Hound artwork.


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Dave Harwood
22 Apr 2024 at 04:39
I found this piece in the 'Kentish Express' dated 7th December 1973: “THERE'S a new generation of people frequenting the Old High Street in Folkestone. No longer is it only the fishermen and boatmen who walk up the narrow and picturesque little road that has hardly changed in appearance for nearly 400 years. The atmosphere is friendly and the narrow little street, which has such a historic aura about it, is so much of a change from the concrete 20th century of many other major shopping centres. To add a bit of swing to the place there is Tommy Vance's record shop.”
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Andy Cadier: “Radio DJ Tommy Vance had a small record shop in the Old High Street, to the left of the present Hare and Hound artwork.”

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