BBC Radio Wales broadcaster Chris Needs has died at the age of 68, Andy Howells pays tribute with an archive interview with Chris prior to a live show in Newport during September 2013.
The first Welshman to have a solo UK Number One hit, Ricky Valance died at the age of 84 on June 12, his agent has confirmed. Andy Howells interviewed the Ynysddu born singer in 2010 and pays tribute to him here.
Andy Howells celebrates the work of Welsh writer, Sion Eirian.
Andy Howells remembers two music legends we lost in 2018 Eddy Amoo of The Real Thing and Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave, through interviews in their own words
Andy Howells pays tribute to the musician, Chas Hodges, whose career included working with Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Joe Meek and of course as one half of Chas & Dave!
Andy Howells pays tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth with an archive interview from 2015.
I was sad to learn of the passing of actor, Rodney Bewes on November 21. I had grown up loving the comedic adventures of The Likely Lads on television. Both Rodney and James Bolam brought Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais creations of Bob and Terry so vividly to life, while similarly reflected the changingContinue reading “Remembering Likely Lads Actor Rodney Bewes – 2013 Interview”
Earlier this week, Entertainment South Wales was sad to hear of the death of TV presenter and actor, Keith Chegwin at the age of 60. Back in 2013, Andy Howells interviewed Keith ahead of his appearance as Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker on Ice at Wales Millennium Centre. Known affectionately to many of his fans as “Cheggers”,Continue reading “Talking Theatre: Nutcracker On Ice Role Was Cheggers’ Career Highlight”
I had the privilege of interviewing Paul Daniels back in 2013 when he was preparing for his First Farewell Tour with Debbie McGee. Paul, I, have to say was a bit of a legend to me, I had memories of watching his magic show on TV back in the late 1970s/early 1980s. It was quiteContinue reading “Paul Daniels 1938-2016”
Andy Howells recalls the work of David Bowie who died earlier this week. Inspiring, innovative, extraordinary, genius, artist. All words used to describe David Bowie in the endless tributes that were written about him as news of his death reached the internet and social media earlier this week. The word artist, I feel, is veryContinue reading “David Bowie Remembered”