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Barry Alldis – 19780330


DJ Barry Alldis  from Radio Luxembourg Saturday show – Greatest love songs :

19780330 Barry Alldis (46.55)

B.A – came to England from Sydney, Australia, in 1955 .
He phoned his godmother, Lady Enniskillen, who told him to stay
put while she despatched a chauffeur-driven limousine to collect
him from his hotel.
With commendable presence of mind, young Alldis packed his bag,
left the doss house he was staying in and walked a block up
the road to stand outside a four-star hotel, where he awaited
the arrival of his new benefactor’s emissary.

He worked in a Park Lane Hotel, sold ice-cream from a bicycle
and played piano in cocktail lounges.
One night he met a man from Radio Luxembourg, who told him
the station was looking for disc jockeys.
He joined 208 in December 1956, and stayed for 10 years,
becoming the station’s best-loved personality.
Moving to the BBC, he worked for the Light Programme,
principally as a Housewives’ Choice presenter,
from 1966 until September 1967.
He then joined the Late Night Extra team.

In 1975 he and his wife Fernande returned to the Grand Duchy.
Alldis worked in an office for a while until it was realised
that the Sunday Top Twenty Show hadn’t been the same without
‘your DJ, BA’ – and he was invited back on to the air.

He died in 1982, aged 51. He had worked until the end,
even though he had been desperately ill with stomach cancer.
Because he never complained, associates failed to understand
the gravity of his condition; he was losing so much blood that his
brain function was sometimes impaired, and people thought he was drunk.


Bob Stewart, Barry Alldis – 19760110


Two Best Luxy DJ’ s Bob Stewart and Barry Alldis
– 208 Gold on Radio Luxembourg :

19760110 Bob Stewart, Barry Alldis (24.26)

Barry Alldis – 19761231

DJ Barry Alldis – New Year Eve –
Radio Luxembourg 208 -31 December 1976 :

19761231 Barry Alldis – New Year Eve (30.00)

On photo : Barry Alldis and Keith Fordyse . (


Suzi Quatro, Barry Alldis – 19791214

New show – “Girl Friday” start on Radio Luxembourg 208
after midnight at 14 December 1979 ( in fact 15 December).
Guest in studio – Rock Star – Suzi Quatro :

19791215 pt1 Suzi Quatro (29.16)

19791215 pt2 Suzi Quatro,Barry Alldis (44.21)

Last 11 minutes – DJ Barry Alldis on air …

Radio Luxembourg DJ Bob Stewart
with Suzi Quatro and the Bay City Rollers
(photo from Honey Bee Benson FB page)

Barry Alldis – 19791205


DJ Barry Alldis on Radio Luxembourg 208 – 05 December 1979 :

19791205 Barry Alldis (45.06)

Photo from Dick Offringa :

DJ Barry Alldis – in memoriam …

on photo : Barry and Fernande Alldis.

21st November marks the 35th anniversary
of the death of the person often described as Mr Radio Luxembourg.
DJ Barry Alldis died on that day in 1982 …

24 October 1982 – audio fragment with DJ’s – Barry Alldis

and Rob Jones on Radio Luxembourg 208 :

19821024 Barry Alldis and Rob Jones (07.12)

22 November 1982 – Bob Stewart read sadly news :

19821122 RTL 208 News – Barry Alldis died (00.55)



B.Alldis, R.Jones, B.Brown – 19821006

Three DJ’ s in one evening – 06 October 1982
on Radio Luxembourg 208 :

19821006 Barry Alldis pt1 (67.14)

19821006 Rob Jones pt2 (59.46)

19821006 Benny Brown pt3 (65.25)