At long last, the final induction into the 2017 British Hall of Fame to Gordon Davies took place at the Lazy Acre Club on Monday 12 Feb.
Tony Best was to do the presentation at the BCMA awards on 22 Oct at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, a family member was ill and Tony was unable to attend. It was presented by Jim Duncan to Raymond Froggatt for Gordon Davies.
The date was rearranged for January, but tragically at the beginning of January, Tony had late diagnosis with Prostrate cancer that had spread to his bones. Despite intensive care, Tony Best died early on Monday 28th Jan the, date we had arranged for Tony to complete the induction on stage at Lazy Acre.
We rearranged the date with the co-operation of both Jean and Lynne. Jim Duncan, Curator of the Hall of Fame, planned to make the presentation, but due to medical treatment Jim passed the job to BCMA member Karen Reynolds.
Gordon Davies was inducted for services to Country music and being a country radio personality for over 40 years. Also, Gorgon was the founder and producer of Westwood Records, one of the first UK country labels to specialise in British acts on vinyl.