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Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
« on: May 28, 2011, 04:56:44 PM »
A tribute night to Annie Nightingale next Friday on BBC 4:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011mb8d

It's over 40 years since Annie Nightingale's very first show on Radio 1 - she was the station's first female DJ and is its longest-serving broadcaster. A lifelong champion of new music, first with punk, then new wave, acid house and dubstep, Annie is still at the cutting edge in her current incarnation as the 'Queen of the Breaks'.

In this film Annie takes us on a counter-cultural journey through the events, people and sounds that have inspired her career. Full of insightful anecdotes about her sonic adventures and the numerous pop-cultural shifts that have helped shape her idiosyncratic outlook and tastes, the film features exclusive contributions from some of the many artists Annie has worked with and admired, including Sir Paul McCartney and Mick Jones of the Clash. We also hear from the new generation of artists who confirm that she's an icon of the British music scene.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011pxlv

Documentary-style film of the Police's tour of Japan, Hong Kong, India, Egypt and Greece in 1980. Anne Nightingale accompanies the band and interviews its members during the tour. Includes concert footage and behind-the-scenes sequences of the band.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011qkh6

Anne Nightingale presents a live concert special featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads at the Dominion Theatre.
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Re: Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 05:43:56 PM »
Don't forget that this is on tonight - looking forward to The Blockheads especially!
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Re: Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 06:25:53 PM »
I had a letter read out on the Annie Nightingale Show in about 1980....... brought me fleeting fame....

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Re: Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 10:23:27 AM »
Gawd!

Writing into radio shows - that takes me back.

I was a regular correspondent to “Street Sounds” (Radio Clyde’s punk rock show) when I was so young I couldn’t afford an electric guitar, so I was Fred Acoustic! Acoustic guitars with pick-up’s strapped on – we beat “The Alarm” to it by years. M*k* fuckin’ P*t*rs owes me royalties I reckon!!!
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Re: Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 03:19:12 PM »
The Annie Nightingale show was interesting. Punk, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Ian Dury are all considered starting at 31.32.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011mb8d

Ian Dury with Wilko!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011qkh6
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Re: Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 09:40:39 PM »
Watched the Annie Nightingale prog, thought it was great, you can certainly tell she was a great fan of Punk, loved the Ian Dury concert

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