Dawn has been in love with rock n roll since she saw Sweet, Slade, T Rex and the Glitter band on Top of The Pops in the early seventies. Her father reignited that love when he gave her 7 inch vinyls of ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks and a number of early Stones singles. Meeting boys on the beach when she was ten with a ghetto blaster gave her a love of Whitesnake and AC/DC, but when hair metal came along her obsession with metal and hard rock was in full swing and never stopped. Her first gig was Kiss supported by Bon Jovi on their Runaway tour. She once won a signed Bon Jovi album by being the first person to turn up to a radio show in a bikini and wellies.
Dawn’s favourite bands include Autograph, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Kix, Smashed Gladys, Vixen, Quireboyz and Forty Deuce, but really there are too many to mention. Her favourite song of all time is ‘Remember my name’ by Stevie Lange. More recent favourites include Biters and Buckcherry. She runs the UK branch of the Autograph European fan Club. She interviews, reviews albums and gigs and takes photographs for Fireworks Magazine/Rocktopia. She reviews albums and the Monsters of Rock Cruise for the Hair Metal Mansion web site
She is also an interviewer for radio having started by interviewing artists such as George Lynch, Geoff Tate, Cherie Currie, Michael Sweet, Ricky Warwick, Autograph, Kix, Craig Goldy, Nigel Mogg, Sally Cato, Lorraine Lewis, Anita Chellamah, Zinny Zan, Kane Roberts and Ace Finchum and legendary producer Michael Wagener for Dee Rocks Radio and has her own radio show specialising in hair metal called ‘Dawn Osborne in session’ which features an artist interview, featured tracks from that artist and a selection of other 80s classics.
About my show
Interview show with classic rock artists, featured tracks from that artists and other classic rock tracks with an emphasis on glam.