Tony Wyn Jones, a former DJ for BBC Radio One, has died aged 77 following a long illness, his wife Glenys has confirmed.
He died at his home in Neath, Wales on Monday and is survived by his wife of 53 years and their three sons, David, Andy and the late Jonathan, as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Formerly the resident DJ at Swansea’s old Top Rank club, Jones found fame at the BBC from 1969 until 1973.
Jones continued DJing after leaving the BBC until he became ‘really ill’. Glenys told Wales Online: ‘He used to go around the holiday camps DJing with Radio 1 and whenever I could get time off I would go with him.
‘It was exciting and and he met some big names in music like Cliff Richard, The Fortunes, Badfinger. Bonnie Tyler would say he was her favourite DJ ever.’
While working at Top Rank, Jones would also help other young DJs get their first breaks in the industry.
He later went on to manage several different venues and also gave the match day announcements at the old home of Swansea City Football Club, The Vetch Field.
He also served as Neath Port Talbot Council member for Bryncoch South for one term between 2008 and 2012.
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