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In the News (Sat 21 Apr 18)

  Disc Jockeys
Murray was one of the most popular dance venues in the mornings and in 1983 moved to BBC Radio 2 where he presented the Open house program in the mornings and in 1983 moved to LBC AM 1152 in London.
Pete Murray is a well-known British disc jockey and actor, popular during the 1960s.
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 Disc jockey Summary
Disc jockeys enjoyed the most influence on their listeners in the 1950s and 1960s, when they introduced new music to Americans and made rock and roll the dominant force in youth culture.
Disc jockeys found that repeated play of a record could make it a hit and the mythology of rock and roll is full of stories of unknown performers becoming stars overnight because of a radio personality who "broke" the record to his listening audience.
Professor Jam, a Tampa Bay, Florida disc jockey already known in the industry for having performed for many celebrities and television networks, became one of the first mobile DJs in the United States to regularly use computer technology to play music at his shows, and was the first professionally endorsed computer disc jockey internationally.
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 Alan suggested 'Fluff snuffs it' as his obituary | Dt Opinion | Opinion | Telegraph
Quite a few disc jockeys have died suddenly (John Peel, for instance, had a heart attack) and at least one (Lord Haw-Haw) has been executed, but Freeman was the first to pass away in an old folks' home.
Disc jockeys of Freeman's generation were, it seems, deeply attached to their jewellery.
Disc jockeys are expected to rabbit on for hours on end, but their conversation is all one way.
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 Radio Rewind - BBC Radio 1 People - Pete Murray - Open House
Peter Murray James was born in 1928 and educated in London.
Pete, along with Jimmy Savile, was a presenter on the first Top Of The Pops in 1964.
Pete joined the Pirates in 1965 with his show Call in at Curry’s (guess who the show was sponsored by?) heard on Radios Caroline and London, however, the BBC dropped his radio show soon after he was heard on these stations.
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 Disc jockey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A radio disc jockey plays music that is broadcast across radio waves, AM and FM bands or worldwide on shortwave radio stations.
Mobile Disc Jockeys are an extension of the original Radio disc jockeys.
Additionally in the United States, the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) was formed in the 1980s, followed by the National Association of Mobile Entertainers in the late 1990s.
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 Pete Murray (disc jockey) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pete Murray (born 1928) is a well-known British disc jockey and actor, popular during the 1960s.
Murray hosted the UK heat of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 and provided the UK commentary on a number of occasions.
Murray attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is a RADA Gold Medallist.
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 Disc jockey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murray "The K" Kaufman (1922-1982), influential rock and roll disc jockey on WMCA, for a time was billed as the "Fifth Beatle".
The internet disc jockey is very similar to the radio disc jockey except they are broadcasted over the internet instead of conventional radio waves.
Radio disc jockeys also have notable personalities, but because internet radio is not widely listened to, some disc jockeys can be very basic in style.
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 Sixties City - Bringing on back the good times
The disc jockeys on the pirate stations tended to move around, a number of them being involved with one or more of the 'top' stations at one time or another and very few of them saw it out on any one station from start to finish.
Radio 1 started with about 33 disc jockeys, or 'presenters', of which at least 17 were ex-pirates.
David had the distinction of being voted Britain's Top Disc Jockey for six years and was the Variety Club of Great Britain's T.V. Personality of the Year in 1960 among his many other awards.
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 Juke Box Jury
It was broadcast on a Saturday evening and was fronted by David Jacobs (disc jockey).
The task of the panel of four celebrities was to judge recent single releases and give a verdict on whether each would be a "hit" or a "miss" (the decision was accompanied by an appropriate sound effect).
The original panel consisted of Pete Murray, Alma Cogan, Gary Miller and Susan Stranks, who gave a 'teenager's view' on the offerings.
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 Alan Freeman Remembered
His flamboyant and eccentric presenting style, crashing together different musical genres amid a barrage of catchphrases such as the celebrated "not 'arf!" or the perennial "greetings, pop pickers", was scarcely to all tastes, but once heard it was rarely forgotten.
His first radio job was as an announcer on the 7LA station in Launceston, Tasmania, in 1952 and he gained further radio experience on the Melbourne station 3KZ between 1953 and 1957, but it was not until he visited England on holiday in 1957 that his career began to take shape.
Detecting the looming impact of rock'n'roll in Britain, Freeman took the decision not to return to Australia, and landed himself a job as summer relief disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg.
www.spectropop.com /remembers/AlanFreeman.htm   (792 words)

 Martin Kelner, Random thoughts on sex in old age, Pete Murray, and Jimmy Young
Apart from his ridiculous insistence in the latter years of his career on being called Peter rather than Pete, this charming man never did any harm to anybody and we wish him many more years of happy retirement, assuming he is happy and indeed retired.
Jimmy Young, on the other hand, was a pestilence suffered in silence by those of us who grew up in the sixties, and were forced to listen to his “singing” on the radio, while waiting to hear the latest release from The Beatles.
JY, in case you are interested, now lives in Dunjockin’, the home for retired disc jockeys set up by the BBC in a disused Victorian hotel near Hastings, where he is being well looked after.
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 Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Martin Block was the first real star among disc jockeys, one of a handful of successful characters who paved the way for the rapid postwar rise of the DJ.
Just as a Texas disc jockey might play The Crystal Spring Ramblers and promote animal feed to ranchers, in New York a DJ would play Red Prysock and rely for his income on advertising hair oil to Harlem.
The white negro disc jockey was an extremely successful invention, eventually leading to the zaniness of such star DJs as Murray the K and hundreds of other wacky talkers.
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 Dvd Juke Box
It was broadcast on a Saturday evening and was fronted by David Jacobs (disc jockey).
The task of the panel of four celebrities was to judge recent single releases and give a verdict on whether each would be a "hit" or a "miss" (the decision was accompanied by an appropriate sound effect).
One notable feature of the programme was that a performer or performers would be present backstage and would emerge to "surprise" the panel after they had given their verdict.
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 Rare Vinyl Records at Craig Moerer ~ Records By Mail | Used, Collectible, Vintage and Rare Vinyl Records, LPs and 45s
Playing previously all-fl labels (known then as race music) unknown to most white disc jockeys, and pioneering the southern white version called rockabilly, Myers helped to popularize the low-budget records that were being cut in music- stores, basements, and the back rooms of diners.
Life as a disc jockey without personality in a town of 10 million wasn't much of a payoff for the brilliant Pete Myers.
On Friday, October 4, 1968,"lovable, laughable Pete Myers," as he had come to be known, arose and dressed for work, putting on his finest clothes.
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 6.5 Special
Pete Murray, desperately trying to be hip, said, “Welcome aboard the 6.5 Special.
The intention of the film spot was to have “a well scripted interesting discussion with Pete Murray” and viewers could write to the film company for a photograph of the star.
On 31 August 1957, Pete Murray was meant to say, “So here to mime to his latest disc ‘Old Cape Cod’ is Michael Holliday” but he may have said ‘sing’ instead of ‘mime’ which led to a complaint from the Head of Light Entertainment.
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 Peter Werbe
Barbara Murray, executive director, AIDS Partnership Michigan, discussed the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the 25th anniversary of the identification of the disease.
He said the jury was out on whether this would strengthen the labor movement or weaken it, but said that unless something is done, organized labor, as we know it, could soon be reduced even further from its current low numbers.
David Carson, former Detroit-area disc jockey and author of, Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll, provided a narrative history of this city's music from its birth in the fl urban ghetto through its adoption by while suburbanites as the music of its generation.
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 WALRUSGUMBOOT: 06/12/2005 - 06/18/2005
Pete's greenspeak was crudely edited as my Sony iced up.
It thawed out just in time to record Gary Morris, our band manager and self-designated driver, blasting our mini-van horn at a posse of timber workers and their wives, who'd surrounded the vehicle and were refusing to allow its passage to the stage.
But the real reason to tune in is to watch the joy of those in the crowd fully experience Beatlemania for the first time.
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 OBITUARY: JOHNNIE STEWART Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
The disc jockey Jimmy Savile hosted the very popular Teen and Twenty Disc Club on Radio Luxembourg, and, in 1963, the BBC producer Barney Colehan thought his format could be adapted to television.
This is a departure from normal BBC practice, but the rule is being relaxed because the purpose of the programme is to let you hear the discs exactly as recorded, though within the setting of a television programme.
Savile realised that he was only on screen for a total of two minutes in each show and so he made himself as flamboyant as possible; once colour television was introduced, he even had tartan hair.
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 New Musical Express, December 1961
Unusually, the group were composed, at least for most of its … David Jacobs who had only recently established himself as a top disc jockey at the BBC.
John Lennon asked disc jockey Bob Woller to join them, telling Epstein … half percent” Fortunately, their lawyer David jacobs was able to finalize deal …
Alan Keith was the longest-serving disc jockey on British radio; his rich and … succeeded by Alan Dell and then David Jacobs who hosted it at 10.40pm on …
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 All Systems Freeman - 2 | Halcyon Days
As his BBC success developed he was still recording almost daily for Radio Luxembourg in their London studios, as the erstwhile resident announcer who was now a celebrity disc jockey in his own right rather than a resident station announcer.
Jimmy Savile, Jack Jackson, Pete Murray, David Jacobs, Keith Fordyce, Bill Crozier, Alan Dell, David Gell, Don Moss, Brian Matthew, Jimmy Young and even (heaven’s above) the nationally iconic Jean Metcalf managed to balance commercial and public service work in a way that might seem unlikely in retrospect.
Jack Jackson, a legendary wartime band leader who after the war changed tack mid-career to become an equally legendary radio presenter (you were either legendary or nothing in those days) was considered by many the senior figure in the deejaying ‘profession’ in the early sixties.
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Many popular radio and television personalities, including two famous disc-jockeys, gained their early training and expertise through stage or film work.
Pete Murray appeared in films, David Hamilton was once on the stage, Both have experienced phenomena but here, at the Alhambra, it was `young David`, who was to have his first personal knowledge of a ghost.
David was sitting in his dressing-room one evening and suddenly saw `quite clearly` a mans face in the mirror.
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 Radio Rewind - Jimmy Savile - Now then, Now then..
He was voted top British disc jockey for several years in that decade, by various magazines.
In January 1964, he presented the first edition of BBC Top of the Pops music programme on television, and was a regular presenter alongside other BBC DJs such as Pete Murray and Tony Blackburn for twenty years.
Surprisingly, Jimmy was not one of the original team of D.J.'s on the new BBC Pop station, starting instead nine months later.
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 Television Heaven
Introduced by genial host David Jacobs the very first panel consisted of disc jockey Pete Murray, singers Alma Cogan and Gary Miller and, representing the typical teenager, Susan Stranks (later a co-presenter of children's TV show Magpie).
While each of the six or seven records played (nine were normally selected with the last two being held back as standbys in case the show under-run), the viewing audience would be entertained by seeing the reaction of the panel and the studio guests, this being long before the days of the pop video.
Although the show was criticised in the early days as silly with ill-informed panellists and too much chatter between discs, it had an enduring appeal that led to two revivals, first in 1979 hosted by Noel Edmonds and the second in 1989 hosted by Jools Holland.
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 Election Diary | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
Jim Prior, Labour's answer to the Brotherhood of Man, did his best in deed and in person on Sunday to combat the foul smear that the Tories are out of tune with trade unionists and the working class.
He was at the frenzied Tory trade unionists rally where it emerged that such important celebrities as Lulu, Pete Murray (a disc jockey) and Eric Sykes were Conservatives.
Before Mrs Thatcher came on, Mr Prior, acting as a warm-up man, felt obliged to say "bloody" a number of times.
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 Next week's guest judge? Neil Sedaka - Fans Of Reality TV
On BBC Radio 2’s “Open House” in 1977, Pete Murray suggested to Neil, that he record an album of classical piano tracks; especially those which he had performed in concert.
In the late ‘80s, Neil intensified writing lyrics and was sufficiently confident to uniquely compose sophisticated and spiritual lyrics that would best respect the tunes of the great masters.
BBC disc jockey Ed Stewart told me that Neil is an ace talent!
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 Come Dancing - UKGameshows
Michael Aspel, Noel Edmonds, Don Moss, Pete Murray, Angela Rippon, Peter Marshall, David Jacobs, Keith Fordyce, Rosemarie Ford, Terry Wogan and several others
Just about everyone had a go at it down the years, from the barely-remembered (disc jockey Don Moss) to the fondly recalled (the inevitable Terry Wogan) and the frankly miscast (Noel Edmonds fronting a ballroom dancing competition?
True enough, the show did seem a little anachronistic for much of its existence, but it did try to move with the times, with new styles like rock 'n' roll and disco added to the existing categories (we don't think there was ever a category for body popping, though).
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 Doing The Radio Stations
The copy beside the microphone had a piece of paper ostentatiously glued inside saying: `This copy belongs to Angela THE PRODUCER!!' The gentleman was Pete Murray, disc jockey and waif.
`Oh, she has a migraine again.' I had already had an unpleasant confrontation with the temporary substitute producer, and told Pete Murray about it.
`Yes, he's a......!' said Pete with gritted teeth, a sentiment with which I entirely agreed.
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