Sir Paul McCartney was left “very unhappy” following the loss of life of Janice Lengthy.
The Beatles singer has paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster – who was the primary lady to often host ‘Prime of the Pops’ – after she handed away at her residence on Christmas Day (25.12.21) aged 66 following a brief sickness.
Paul took to Twitter on Friday (07.01.22) to share a photograph of himself and his “outdated Liverpudlian pal” standing round a jukebox and wrote: “I used to be very unhappy to listen to that my outdated Liverpudlian pal Janice Lengthy has handed away.
“Janice was a fun-loving woman who at all times had a twinkle in her eye. She was very educated concerning the music scene and at any time when we met it was a pleasure and we had an excellent snort.”
In a separate tweet, he added: “My sympathies exit to her household and associates. We’ve got all misplaced an excellent Scouse lady, however I’ll at all times have very fond reminiscences of her and of the occasions we spent collectively. Paul x.(sic)”
Following the loss of life of Janice – who was the primary lady to have her personal day by day present on BBC Radio 1 and championed artists akin to Amy Winehouse, Adele and Primal Scream earlier than they achieved chart success – numerous different musicians paid tribute to her and the assist she had provided through the years.
Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted: “Janice Lengthy was a supporter and mentor for therefore many bands. To listen to our data on her present was at all times the largest thrill – her enthusiasm and love shone via. Considered one of a form. Protected travels, we’ll miss ya (sic)”
Peter Hook – from Pleasure Division and New Order – added: “Such unhappy information about Janice Lengthy. She was at all times an excellent pal and an excellent supporter of our music. She was a beautiful woman to be round.”
Previous to her loss of life, Janice – whose brother was the late TV presenter Keith Chegwin – had a present on BBC Radio Wales 4 nights per week and likewise offered a Saturday afternoon present on the Best Hits Radio station.
Her husband Paul Berry stated: “I’ve misplaced the love of my life and I will spend the remainder of it half an individual. She had my again from the day we met, you could not presumably ask for extra loyalty from a spouse.”