But then I decided it had to be a positive thing.

'I knew as soon as I sat in a studio and put on a pair of headphones... this was what I really wanted to do,' she says. It's difficult for me to get going until about five in the afternoon. If I've been away for two days it will take a long time to catch up. Now 80, she is still completely immersed in all kinds of music, championing unknown artists and broadening her audience's musical horizons. In contrast with her laid-back, confidential, husky-voiced radio style she talks quickly.

A gimmick was to allow the intro of the first song in the show to play uninterrupted before saying "Hi" in the very last second before the vocals started. Who could have predicted that, 50 years later, Harris would be a pariah who has served a prison sentence, while Annie would still be broadcasting every week on Radio 1? Nightingale regularly DJs live at clubs and festivals around the UK and Europe. She laughs again. A lot of music has been associated with a particular stimulant, Neil Aspinall [the Beatles' road manager], who died the other week, Annie Nightingale's Introducing tour continues until 3 May. Today I got up at 11, which was early for me.' 'Yeah, but they had great melodies and great lyrics as well.'. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Radio Host Born in England #31. She recalls the moment Paul McCartney called her up on air to give a statement following the death of John Lennon.

. I felt low. Terry Wogan. Jo Whiley has always looked up to Annie. I thought, "If I can get through this it will make me a stronger person and I will not take any nonsense from anybody." By the time Radio 1 launched in 1967, she had already worked as a newspaper journalist, made documentaries and hosted music shows on TV, but the BBC bosses weren't interested in hiring her. They were teenage sweethearts. This Playboy screencap contains portrait, headshot, and closeup. Mary shared that before she had her first daughter, Molly she had a miscarriage because of her workload. This was a 2-hour show broadcast between 8pm and 10pm on New Year's Day 2014. Wish I'd recorded it! Weren't they nervous she would compromise them? I've never been particularly good at relationships.' 'I can for the DJ download breaks chart.' The door opens and she teeters in on stacked heels, shouldering a bag, wearing a plunging neckline, her words tumbling out. "', It is strange to think that this is the woman I listened to as a teenager. Her second marriage lasted longer, ten years. Can she name the top five songs in the charts at the moment? Many of the big names came to the epic parties she held at her house in Brighton.

I think until then I had been too easy-going.' The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Radio Host. ANNIE NIGHTINGALE: I met Kris properly at the Brixton Academy in the late Eighties.

14th December 1964: Disc jockey and presenter of 'That's For Me' on television, Anne Nightingale reclines on her stereogram at her home in Brighton, Annie Nightingale in the 1960s. She waves the question away. 'Sometimes. Edit Artist ; Share. 'You do try and stay in touch with what is happening in the charts. Even stranger to think she has a son who is older than me. Six months later I still didn't know whether I would ever walk again. Sorry she's late. Marketplace 20 For Sale. Anne Avril "Annie" Nightingale, MBE (born 1 April 1940) is an English radio and television broadcaster. about the Falklands Conflict. In the mid-late 1970s, she presented a Sunday afternoon request show, and in the early 1980s she presented a Friday night show and the non-music-based Radio 1 Mailbag and Talkabout.

It's in its box. He used to manage Primal Scream and is now the Chemical Brothers' agent. A version of The Smiths song "Panic" interpreted by Mancunian cult comedian Frank Sidebottom dedicates its choruses to "Anne the deejay" and asks "Anne Nightingale what's your blinking game".

', Her best-known show - the Sunday-night request show, broadcast just after the top 40 - began its 12-year run in 1982. She is not hard to spot with her bottle-blond hair and sunglasses (she is one of the few non-blind people in the world who can carry off wearing sunglasses indoors). She had begun The Sunday Request Show in September 1975, originally on Sunday afternoons until the end of 1979. Trouble is, I don't want to play more mainstream stuff at home because that could have been time spent listening to new stuff.

More like sibling rivalry. Her DJ colleagues included the appalling Jimmy Savile and Dave Lee Travis, who was convicted of indecent assault in 2014, but there is no mention of this apart from a reference to the station having some 'unsavoury characters'. I can't manage it and I'm 17 years old.

As a matter of self-preservation I will only listen to up music. The couple tied the knot in April 2000. I'm not a morning person. They decreed all Radio 1 DJs had to be men.

'He came up behind me. Oh, the traffic. In 2014, she appeared in The Life of Rock with Brian Pern as herself. In the 1970s its stars were the likes of Dave Lee Travis and Simon Bates, Smashie and Nicey types. 'Yes, well… sure. Born in west London in April 1940, Annie made up her mind to become a DJ after listening to the pirate radio stations of the early Sixties. In 1994, Nightingale moved to a weekend overnight dance music show initially called The Chill Out Zone. ', As we part I say I will try to see her at the White House in London, where she is introducing a DJ called J Mecca. As soon as they were old enough she would take her children with her to festivals and to the studio. She has been married to Binky Baker since 1978. ', Does she ever listen to mainstream music? Anyway - would you believe it?

I did the breakfast show once on millennium day and never again. Anne Nightingale was born on April 1, 1940 in Brentford, Middlesex, England as Anne Avril Nightingale. Presumably the 'bad things' she refers to include the break-up of her two marriages? Anyway, it's a bad thing. It is sort of competitive. In later years bands like the Happy Mondays would come along. In the 1960s and 1970s, she wrote columns for the Daily Express, the Daily Sketch, Petticoat and Cosmopolitan magazine.

I have read that her record and CD collection is split between her office here and her home a ten-minute drive away - and she's not organised enough to know what is where. The chapter about the legendary Nightingale Request Show, which ran for many years on Sunday at 7pm, is one of the best. You feel sad when you think of the people who died young, but what can you do?

Profile: Husband of Annie Nightingale. Radio Host. Even so, it was after that incident that the dark glasses became a permanent fixture. When she sees the look of horror on my face she laughs and says: 'It's all right, you don't have to come. Not that she looks old. She had him when she was 19.