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Annie Nightingale

Annie Nightingale CBE is Britain’s first female DJ, and longest serving broadcaster on BBC Radio 1. She celebrated her 50th anniversary in 2020. Her radio shows are listed among 50 cultural highlights by the Observer critics’ panel, March 2020. A presenter, documentarian and journalist, she was the sole anchor of BBC’s music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test and associated TV programmes for 11 years during 1970s and 80s. Her previous published memoirs are Chase The Fade (1982) and Wicked Speed (2000). As well as touring the world as a live DJ, she has also released music compilation collections, including Annie On One (Heavenly) and Masterpiece (Ministry Of Sound). Annie was born in South West London and lives in West London.
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