Firstly, there are eight nostalgic video clips in the playlist above all featuring Keith Chegwin inc. Cheggers Plays Pop, Swap Shop, Saturday Superstore, interviews with Ocean Software and Morten Harket from A-ha, and also the hit song by Brown Sauce which you can read more about below.
Keith is the younger brother of DJ Janice Long, and started out as a child actor for the Children's Film Foundation and starred in two films. In 1973, he appeared in the first episode of the classic comedy Open All Hours and also had small roles in The Adventures Of Black Beauty, The Liver Birds, Z Cars, My Old Man and The Tomorrow People.
It seems that Keith was a busy guy in the 70s as he was also a singer and released a number of singles with Pye Records. He also worked as a DJ for 194 Radio City and spent around four years working with Tony Blackburn on Radio 1.
Here's a young Keith Chegwin in 1971 starring in a 12 minute cycling safety film entitled Betcher! You can see the full film in the playlist.
So, who bought this single? I'm damned if I can remember it, and that Pye Records logo is more memorable to me! Put Your Head On My Shoulder was written by the Canadian singer/songwriter Paul Anka, and released in 1977.
Now, I do remember I Wanna Be a Winner by Brown Sauce which was released in December 1981. This novelty band featured the Swap Shop team inc. Cheggers, Noel Edmonds and Maggie Philbin, and the song actually reached #15, as dreadful as it was!
Hmm, Maggie looks like she's taking her role far too seriously here!
Jackie Magazine No.762 which was published in August 1978 featured Keith Chegwin revealing all, although, not literally as in his cringeworthy Naked Jungle TV game show!
What's he up to these days?
In 2011 Keith starred in the comedy horror film Kill Keith. In 2013 he took part in series 8 of ITV's Dancing On Ice and also The Chase: Celebrity Specials.