Reliving the good old days

Thursday, June 07, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I feel like I could spend most of my time just thinking about the “good old days” and some of the good people we have lost. And there are so many good people who have gone on before us.

I wish I could hear the likes of the late Dorothy “Dottie” Deans or the morning devotions of the late Megan Thomas. Remember as well Hazel Monteith on the Citizen's Advice Bureau, and the late Neville Willoughby interviewing the late reggae icon Prince Buster and former West Indies cricketer Michael Holding — a 22-year-old at the time — on the programme Pipeline, many years ago. Those interviews were very interesting; I would love to hear them again.

I can still recall clips of ball-by-ball commentary of the Indian cricket tour of the West Indies in the 1970s, when Holding gave the Indians a terrible time at Sabina Park in one of those Test matches. Holding battered them with vicious deliveries. I did not welcome the 'batteration', but the fast bowling was good. The late Hugh Crosskills — senior and junior (father and son) — were two of the commentators in that exciting cricket match.

The 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, with our own Jamaicans, Donald Quarry, Jacqueline Pusey and boxer Michael McCallum, also had refreshing coverage. As an aside, I believe McCallum was robbed in favour of the German.

It would be so refreshing if we could hear those events again — strictly on radio.

Donald J McKoy




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