Kenny was a genius and a legend and passed away 26 years ago this week. He was the broadcaster’s broadcaster and everyone in the radio industry did, and still do, hold him in high regards. No one, comes close when it comes to originality and spontaneity and sheer inventiveness. He wrote his own rules and broke many of the real ones thus getting him fired from so many radio stations, but because there was no one like him, and his vast audience, they re-hired him every time.
In 1978, he was offered his own television show, The Kenny Everett Video Show, in which he did what he wanted and was very funny. He was a friend to the stars and Freddie Mercury and David Bowie would make regular appearances on his show.
But, for all his talent, Kenny was never comfortably with his homosexuality and was immensely shy. He was only comfortable when he locked himself away in his home studio to invent a swathe of jingles.
One of his many famous TV sketches was the Do It Yourself Bee Gees Kit which I guess many younger folk won’t have seen, so here it is. Enjoy.