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Tony Blackburn admits he hung up on legendary singer Frank Sinatra live on air

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Tony told the Yorkshire Post: “I met an agent called Harold Davison, the biggest agent in the country.“He handled people like Sinatra and all the big names for America, and he told me the BBC was going to open up a popular music service.“He said, if you sign with me, I can make you the top disc jockey in the country in three months.“So I thought about it… for about two seconds.

Harold and I got on like a house on fire; he became like my second father really. And I joined what became Radio 1 and it was a really, really happy time. “Frank died on May 14, 1998, after he suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles, at the age of 82.The singer had emerged from an Italian-American family in Hoboken, New Jersey, to become the first modern superstar of popular music, with an entertainment career that spanned more than five decades.While Tony has expanded his DJ career over the years by making appearances on shows such as I'm a Celebrity...

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