Annie Nightingale...

Pyan

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Annie Nightingale has died, aged 83.

Those of you of a certain age will understand the deep feeling of sadness and loss that this brings to me. All the way through the 70's, she was a fixture in my radio and TV listening.

DJ Annie Mac accurately sums her up: "...a trailblazer, spirited, adventurous, fearless, hilarious, smart, and so good at her job. This is the woman who changed the face and sound of British TV and radio broadcasting forever. You can't underestimate it."

I hope you've still got music, Annie. RIP.



Annie Nightingale: Trailblazing BBC Radio 1 DJ dies at 83
 

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In the early 80s, I wrote her a letter asking for details of a song she had played [it might have been the first time I had heard The Alarm] and she wrote back with the details of the single and told me the album was come out later in the year.
When I left home for College, the letter was lost as part of a clearout.
 

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She was one of the DJs who I used to listen to on Radio 1 late at night. Something interesting would inevitably be played.
 

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I fondly remember her reading out requests for various rock tunes, usually from gangs of workmates for a colleague of theirs who is a 'bar steward'

I think she realised quite early days what she was actually saying but she continued playing along with them.
 
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