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Dr Psycho: The ultimate entertainer

DOCTOR’S ORDERS: Dr Psycho loved playing up to his pseudonym

LAST WEEK, we received news that no one wanted to hear; Dr Psycho, real name Brian Bogle, had died at just 44-years-old.

He was widely regarded as a pioneering figure on the UK music scene. One who had innate performance ability fused with deep humour and innovation.

Dr Psycho selected, hosted, chatted ‘pon the mic and presented on radio. The entertainer’s grand debut came in 1989, when he burst onto the music scene via legendary sound system Rapattack. He then joined the ranks of the mighty Rampage sound from 1991 to 1999.

Dr Psycho enjoyed performances alongside internationally acclaimed artists such as Snoop Dogg, Chipmunk, The Bad Boy Family, Busta Rhymes, Tony Matterhorn, Boyz II Men & Jodeci. The west London personality originally trained on BBC

GLR (later re-launched as BBC Radio London Live) and went onto blaze a fire on many other stations from Unique FM and Asian FX to Bang 103.6FM, First Love Radio and finally, Mi-Soul. Some members of the UK’s music industry spoke to L&S and paid homage to this icon.

LARGER THAN LIFE: Mac and Dr Psycho, all smiles.

Gordon Mac, founder of Mi-Soul radio: “The death our dear friend Dr Psycho has severely rocked myself and all at Mi-Soul. I admired him for many things such as his professionalism, on-stage presence and the way that he could command any crowd, whether it was 100 or 100,000!

He was one of the true entertainers from our scene and has left a huge hole in our lives. You’re forever in our hearts, Brian.”

Sticky, music producer: “Many people witnessed Dr Psycho’s entertainment skills and talent at almost every bar/club/stage that would allow him to grab the mic and perform.

"A few people knew Brian Bogle – I was one of them. For the last 23 years I have been lucky to have a friend that had my back through good and bad times. Words cannot express how much I will miss him. Rest in peace big bro!”

DJ Natty B, Presenter, Mi-Soul:“Dr Psycho was one of the bubbliest and funniest characters I’ve come across. He was never frightened of trying new things. He’d just go with the flow and do his thing. He will be so missed.”

GOOD TIMES: Dr Psycho (far left) flanked by Mi-soul colleagues - journalist/producer Nadine White (front), DJ Natty B (right) & DJ Keith Lawrence (far right) - at the station's Christmas party in 2014.

Mr Redz, DJ: “Dr Psycho was the ultimate entertainer. He influenced and inspired a whole generation of DJs and hosts. Forever evolving and defying all odds! He lived for the forward! The laughs were endless and the memories are priceless. Never forgotten. Musical genius. Legend. Rest easy bro.”

Terri Walker, soul singer: “You were practically my neighbour. Not many know where Perivale is and we had that in common. Every time we connected nothing but love, joy and warmth. One of the best to get the crowd hyped period. You will be missed!”

A CARNIVAL MOMENT: Mystic & Dr. Psycho pose for the camera.

Natural Mystic, DJ, Heritage Mas Band: “Very few people influenced me when it comes to me as an entertainer. But this man, right here, Dr Psycho is one of them. His never-ending energy, ability to hype up but still control a crowd, his banter in music and life in general, is always something I admired and emulated as a young DJ. He is the first man I heard lock down a party and carnival with Spice Girls because the mandem were too hype. He looked out for me, encouraged me, gave me advice. RIP Brian Bogle aka Dr Psycho aka The Good Doctor aka The Surgery aka Mr More Weed. Sleep easy!”

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