Legendary DJ flys in to support Tamworth Carnival

Thursday, 12th April 2018

ONE of the true legends of the music scene in the 70’s through to the 90’s flew into the UK last week, whilst en route to Japan to promote the Together 4 Tamworth Carnival on 2nd of June.

Johnny Slade worked with BBC Radio1 on their Roadshows where he was joined by famous DJ’s such as DLT, Noel Edmunds and Chris Tarrant.

Now in his 70’s, Johnny once lived in at Argyle Street, Glascote with his wife and two children and began to DJ in the early 70’s.

He has played at hundreds of gigs in the Tamworth area and built all his own sound and lighting equipment as he worked as an electricaion at Tamworth Hospitals.

Noel Edmunds famously gave Johnny Slade a mention on his Sunday morning Radio 1 show, calling the Glascote man “disk jockey and equipment builder extraordinaire.”

Taken at the Progressive club - Ken Norchi, Johnny Slade and Bradley.

Last week he was interviewed Interviewed by Simon Soude, Radio Tamworth’s own DJ extraordinaire and Tamworth Informed were there to capture this slice of history.

Thank you to http://www.tamworthbands.co.uk/djs/johnnyslade/ for the use of their photo.

Johnny had a huge DJ Roadshow - 5 trucks of it!
Johnny had a huge DJ Roadshow - 5 trucks of it!

For those that are interested, this is the extended footage of the interview with Johnny Slade, which includes some off-air content which you would not have heard!