27th September 2020 saw Keith Skues hit the stab on Mr Tambourine Man for the final time, as his 500th show marked the end of his broadcasting career at the BBC, aged 81.
As he previewed some of the songs to come, he conceded that he might not fit them all in. Last shows can be like that.
Other choice moments included:
“Are you familiar with a gentleman called Tim Davie?”
“Keith: ‘Why should I be?”
His 60-year career included: the British Forces Network in Cologne; pirate radio on board Caroline and London; BBC Radio 1 at its launch; programme director of Radio Hallam; and a long spell in BBC Local Radio.
His farewell show was broadcast across local radio in the East of England across BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Essex, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Three Counties Radio.
Ten minutes before the end, hear him express his regret for never finding a wife.
Anyone who knows how Keith works know how well he prepares each show. There are moments here he clearly couldn’t.