- 9 months ago
Playing tracks by
Dana Dawson, Shiva, Felix, Jinny, Corona and more.
90s nostalgia alert – this is what Radio 1 sounded like on Friday 14 July 1995 at 6:30pm. Mark Goodier ‘in the mix’, just before Pete Tong’s show. Mark suffered a stroke in November 2016 but has recovered well. The station celebrates its 50th birthday in September this year.
A bit of a cheese-fest in places here (Corona anyone?), but great memories of that time for me nonetheless.
On a more poignant note, two of the vocalists on these records are sadly no longer with us. Lead singer of Shiva, Louise Dean was tragically killed in a hit and run accident a few weeks before this was broadcast, on 18 June 1995 aged 24. ‘Freedom’ reached no. 18 in the UK in August 1995.
The American actress and singer Dana Dawson passed away on 10 August 2010 at the age of 36 after a ten month battle with cancer. ‘3 is Family’ reached no. 9 in the UK in July 1995.
Two great talents that were taken far too early. This is dedicated to their memory and to anyone who was a teenager in the 90s.