Mudcat Café message #3035419 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96742   Message #3035419
Posted By: GUEST,pismotality
18-Nov-10 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: DJ Alan 'Fluff' Freeman dies.
Subject: RE: DJ Alan 'Fluff' Freeman dies.
"TTFN" was specifically an ITMA phrase, though wikipedia says Jimmy Young used it. The original joke was apparently that the acronym was no quicker to say than the phrase itself, "Ta ta for now."

To return to Fluff, his style was summed up, possibly in an Observer article, as being the perfect blend of boyish enthusiasm and the hard sell - not a bad epitaph. Always thought it was a bit unfortunate that Harry Enfield's DJ borrowed Fluff's tones when he was closer in spirit to Dave Lee Travis.