Mike Raven, real name Austin Churton Fairman, was a prominent Radio Luxembourg DJ, ballet dancer, actor, flamenco guitarist and many other talents.
Everyone who was really interested in Soul Music would listen to his shows because he often played obscure soul tracks that were never played anywhere else – a kind of soul version of John Peel. The DJ everyone in the soul scene wanted to emulate. He eventually got his own radio show on the BBC in the 70’s.
Somehow he became an actor in horror films but we are not too sure of the details. His intro music was Soul Serenade – by the Mike Cotton Sound.
Born 15th November 1924
Died 24th April 1997