Bob Harris was half way through presenting an evening of music and chat at the North Wall arts centre in north Oxford when news came in about the untimely death of punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren. Harris broke the news to his audience - and it allowed him to relate the story about his run-in with angry (and very drunk) members of the Sex Pistols’ entourage at London’s Speakeasy Club in March, 1977 which resulted in an Old Grey Whistle Test engineer needing 14 stitches in a head wound. The scuffle is rumoured to have ended the Pistols’ deal with A&M Records - which is what the band and their friends were celebrating when the incident took place. This was just one of the tales from a long and fascinating career in the music business recounted by the legendary radio and television presenter - others included being sung to by the BeeGees, meeting John Lennon and his time on tour with Led Zeppelin. Bob has been at the centre of the British music industry for nearly 40 years, working on Radio 1, the legendary Old Grey Whistle Test, TV shows and his current programmes on Radio 2. He has helped many bands get a foot on the ladder to music stardom - and on Thursday night he as lending a hand to a brand new Oxford-based band called MojoPins (managed by his son Miles) playing their first major gig. Their blues-infleunced set - the lead vocalist has a voice of a much older performer - kicked off the musical segment of the evening. The next big thing? Bob thinks they just might be. Many people had turned out to catch the excellent Danny and the Champions of the World, a loose collective of artists who come together to create a West Coast-tinged country/soul/folk sound. At the North Wall the line-up featured several Oxford musicians, including Robin Bennett of Truck festival fame. Hannah-Lou and Trevor Moss, last seen at Wytham Village Hall with their Lantern Society tour also joined the line up. They played an all-too short set which got the joint jumping - if not quite singing along at the volume the band perhaps could have wished for. North Oxford folk seemed a bit too shy to join in with Danny’s cover version of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark, but the band will have won over yet more converts to their cause. Danny and the Champions of the World’s latest album, Streets of Our Time, is out now on Loose Records and the band is currently on tour and will be playing at the Truck festival - as well as Glastonbury - this summer.