Glasvegas pay emotional tribute to radio DJ Janice Long following shock death

Glasvegas paid an emotional tribute to BBC Radio legend Janice Long following news of her shock death.

The BBC Radio One, Radio Two and and Top of the Pops presenter died aged 66 following a battle with illness at home on Christmas Day surrounded by her loved ones.

She was the first woman to have her own daily show on Radio One and the first female to present Top of The Pops.

Glasvegas singer James Allan has joined the band in paying respects to Janice while recalling some of the chats they shared.

And he recalled the mischievous prank he once played on Janice, admitting that she too was partial to dishing out the odd on-air surprise.

James said: “We are devastated to hear that Janice Long has passed away… She was such a loveable and vibrant person and it was always a pleasure speaking to and listening to her.”

Janice Long passed away on Christmas Day and was remembered fondly by some musical Sots

He added: “I was just thinking of one of the first times I met her. I pranked her by bringing along Michael Sheen to the interview.. and the last time we spoke she brought Michael to the interview to get back at me.

“I will always remember her with a smile on my face. Thank you for everything Janice. You will be dearly missed. James x”

Glasvegas were not the only Scots to reminisce about Janice and the impact she had one their lives.

Midge Ure wrote: “Dreadful news. Janice stood with us on the pitch at Wembley stadium as we announced Live Aid. A broadcast legend and absolute music lover.”

And Ken Bruce added: “So sorry to hear about dear Janice Long. A great broadcaster and always terrific company. We had such a laugh doing Antiques Roadtrip together.”

Sean Dickson from Scots band the Soup Dragons also paid personal tribute saying: “Bless your gorgeous kind heart. What a radio & TV presenter all a part of our lives growing up.

“I’ve also lost a friend I’ve known since I was 18 years old. I can safely say she was all our cool big musical sister. Love you Janice I’ll miss your laugh x”

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