Chuck Blair aka Rick Phillips - exclusive photographs from 1977

Carleton Penn III, the stepson of Rick Phillips, has kindly sent two photographs

This is Rick with Carleton at his graduation from Randolph-Macon College, May 1977.

Rick's restaurant, The Black Oak, in Leesburg, Va. clearly had a 'British pub' theme. The business did well, but when Rick suffered a heart attack in the restaurant, he was told by doctors to sell it, as the stress and long hours were killing him. Rick is seated in front, the others in the group are, left to right, Carleton Penn III, Gladys Lincoln, Joe Dodd and Rick's then wife Nancy Phillips (Carleton's mother), who passed away in 1993. Carleton previously mentioned the Radio London poster hanging in the bar, which read: 'Who Is Chuck Blair?, Just ask any of his ??,000 listeners." This can be glimpsed on the wall between Joe Dodd and Nancy Phillips.

(The most up-to-date information concerning the family history and the various names that the enigmatic DJ used are on our 2011 page.)

Chuck's 1967 CV and info The incredible story of how we found Chuck
Feedback from our story about finding Chuck Chuck's final show on Big L
Chuck shares his 'will' with Big L listeners Seventies photographs taken by Chuck's family
2011: much more information comes to light 2013: Bill Russo woked with Rick/Chuck on WSJR
2013: Page 1 of Chuck's memorabilia 2013: Page 2 of Chuck's memorabilia


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