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Rhodri Marsden

Rhodri Marsden is the Technology Columnist for The Independent; he has also written about crumpets, Captain Beefheart, rude place names and string. He's also a musician who plays in the band Scritti Politti, and won the under-10 piano category at the 1980 Watford Music Festival by playing a piece called "Silver Trumpets" with verve and aplomb.

When John Peel interviewed Rhodri Marsden

Generations of teenagers were introduced to alternative sounds by the late radio DJ – among them, the musician and Independent columnist Rhodri Marsden. But how, aged 17, did he find himself facing the bearded one across a BBC studio in East Anglia?

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