Tommy Vance

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Tommy Vance was a former BBC Radio 1 DJ who was best known in Malta around 1981 when he was invited to open the Dewdrops Discoteque in Paceville.

Famous for his gravelly voice, Vance was born in Oxford and started his radio career in Los Angeles. Before working at BBC Radio 1 for 15 years, he was also one of the DJs on pirate station Radio Caroline.

He was also a regular TV presenter on Top of the Pops, as well as a continuity announcer for BBC Two. Most recently, Vance presented the Friday Night Rock show on digital channel VH1 and his own show on digital radio station Virgin Classic Rock.

During his visit to Malta in 1981 he was also a guest host on Noel Mallia's Rock File on Radju Malta.

He died on 6 March, 2005