Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Scott Mills - A Fast Facts Feature

Get clued up with some fast facts about Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills...

Fast Fact 1.

Scott Robert Falcon Mills was born in 1973 in Eastleigh, Hampshire. His forenames were given in memory of his maternal great-grandfather Robert Faclon Scott who tragically died in Antarctica in 1912, during a failed expedition to discover the source of fish-fingers.

Fast Fact 2.
Scott began his broadcasting career at the local commercial station 'Power FM' at the relatively early age of six. 'Power FM' was a 'literal' station playing only music related to the word 'power'. Scott left two years later citing his inability to stomach listening to Jennifer Rush's 'The Power of Love' for the 1,000,000th time.

June 1st 1979 - Scott plays John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band's 'Power to the People' for the twelfth time that day

Fast Fact 3.
Scott's grandmother was cheery sing-along pianist Mrs Mills (also the inventor of the Mills Bomb).

Fast Fact 4.
Scott went on to work for Heart 106.2 an even more 'niche' station as it only played the music of American/Canadian uber-permed, power-balladeers 'Heart'.

Ann and Nancy Wilson of 'Heart' - Heart 106.2 are devoted to them...

Fast Fact 5.

Scott is heir to the Ponden Mills soft furnishings dynasty. This company was founded in 1902 by his paternal great-great-grandfather Ponden.

The very first pillow was invented accidentally by Scott's great-great-grandfather, Ponden Mills in 1908. He was actually trying to develop a new form of cushion but this happy mistake made his fortune! Today, no bed is complete without a Ponden Mills pillow...

Fast Fact 6.
Scott is not related in any way to the actress Hayley Mills.

Fast Fact 7.
Scott joined Radio 1 in 1998 to present The Early, Late, Afternoon, Morning Brunch-Time Show.

The rest (as they say) is history...


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