Originally posted on Bristol Culture:

One of Bristol’s best-loved DJs, 70-year-old DJ Derek, was today awarded the city’s highest civic honour, the Lord Mayor’s Medal. At a special ceremony at the Mansion House, Derek Serpell-Morris and more than a dozen other nominees were honoured for their charity, voluntary and community work.

DJ Derek (right) worked as an accountant at Cadbury’s in Keynsham before becoming a washboard player in a reggae band in St Paul’s in the 1950s.

This led to a DJ career which has seen him play at festivals including Glastonbury and The Big Chill. Members of Massive Attack have praised him, and he starred as himself in a Dizzee Rascal video.

His 70th birthday tour takes him to Start The Bus next month, and in June he is joining the DJ lineup at the Love Saves The Day festival in Castle Park.

When not indulging his passion for music, Derek combines his two other passions, coach trips and…

View original 148 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s