Tuesday, 9 August 2011

OT: Dave Marsden

©John Cosway
While sorting through photos snapped during a 1967 Johnny Cash reception at O'Keefe Centre, discovered this pic of Dave Mickie, aka David Marsden.

While being raised on rock and roll, two memorable deejays were Buffalo's George "Hound Dog" Lorenz and that wild and crazy guy, Dave Mickie, in Toronto.

(Today, Freddy Vette over at Belleville's CJBQ is keeping the 50s and 60s rock deejay style alive at 800 on the am dial.)

David Marsden is a Toronto-born deejay legend and in March was inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame with an Alan Waters award.  

And he still has most of the hair - and the passion for music - after 50-plus years in the broadcasting business.

Belated congrats to David, who now hangs his hat on a rack at 94.9 The Rock. He also blogs at Marsden Global.


  1. Thanks very much for this posting John. Appreciate it very much.

    That pic by the way looks like the point where my hair took on a life of its own. lol

    David Marsden

  2. Only the best DJ ever in the little yellow house in Brampton...

  3. FYI: David mentions on his blog he gave up smoking 15 years ago.