Where is Paul Gambaccini now?

He has been the presenter of Pick of the Pops on BBC Radio 2 since July 2016 and America’s Greatest Hits on Greatest Hits Radio on Saturday afternoons since February 2020. Inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2005, Gambaccini is the author of more than 15 books.

Who is Paul Gambaccini husband?

Christopher SherwoodPaul Gambaccini / Husband (m. 2012)

Who does pick of the pops on Radio 2?

Paul Gambaccini

The show was revived for six years in 1989 and its current production run started on BBC Radio 2 in 1997. It is currently hosted by Paul Gambaccini.

Who presented Pick of the Pops?

Pick of the Pops is the title of a long-running radio show currently broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and hosted by Paul Gambaccini.

How old is Paul Gambaccini?

73 years (April 2, 1949)Paul Gambaccini / Age

What is the age difference between Paul Gambaccini and his husband?

Noteworthy Paul Gambaccini and Christopher Sherwood have a 36-year age difference, but that’s only a number. Actor and producer Christopher Sherwood is a member of the cast. Films such as “All Is Vanity” (2021), “Sister Boniface Mysteries” (2022), and “Mr.

When did Top of the Pops start on radio?

Top of the Pops was first broadcast on Wednesday, 1 January 1964 at 6:35 pm.

What time is Tony Blackburn on Radio 2 today?

Blackburn now presents Sounds of the 60s on Radio 2, having taken over on 4 March 2017 from Brian Matthew, who hosted it for 27 years. The show is now broadcast live on Saturday mornings between 06:00 and 08:00, and he now also presents his Golden Hour music programme on Sunday nights.

What was Alan Freeman signature tune?

At the Sign of the Swingin’ Cymbal
In 1960 he moved to the BBC Light Programme as presenter of the Records Around Five show, introduced by his signature tune, “At the Sign of the Swingin’ Cymbal”, written by Brian Fahey. A more upbeat version performed by Brass Incorporated was introduced in April 1970.

When was top of the pops on the radio?

Top of the Pops was first broadcast on Wednesday, 1 January 1964 at 6:35 pm. It was produced in Studio A at Dickenson Road Studios in Rusholme, Manchester.

Is Paul Gambaccini Italian?

This throws up an unlikely revelation: Gambaccini, the New Yorker, is “one-eighth Salfordian”. “Now this is not part of my image because of my surname and I am half-Italian, but my mother’s mother’s parents emigrated from England; they got married in Salford cathedral, moved to London, emigrated to America,” he says.

Was Paul Gambaccini married?

Christopher SherwoodPaul Gambaccini / Spouse (m. 2012)

Is Paul Gambaccini a partner?

Who refused to mime on Top of the Pops?

It may seem far-fetched in today’s more cynical times, but Maiden refusing to mime truly felt like an important moment in British rock history. Running Free ended up spending five weeks on the charts, entering the Top 40 at number 46 and peaking at 34 in week three on March 8, 1980.

What was the first ever song on Top of the Pops?

Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want to Be with You” was the first song performed on TOTP, while the Rolling Stones were the first band to perform, with “I Wanna Be Your Man”.

Is Steve Wright leaving Radio 2?

Steve Wright told listeners to his final daily BBC Radio 2 programme that he wants to “celebrate the show’s success and long run” after 23 years. The DJ delivered a heartfelt speech during the final edition of Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Friday.

Why has Vanessa Feltz left Radio 2?

Feltz has confirmed that she will be leaving both her radio shows on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London, telling listeners that she has “loved every moment” of her early-morning programmes but is stepping down to catch up on a “decade’s deficit of beauty sleep”.

Who used to say not ARF?

The radio DJ Alan Freeman, whose treacle-smooth voice and “not ‘arf” catchphrase made him a British broadcasting favourite for almost 50 years, has died at the age of 79. The Australian-born broadcaster, nicknamed “Fluff”, died at a nursing home in Twickenham, south-west London, yesterday.

Who used to say not half?

Alan Leslie Freeman, MBE (6 July 1927 – 27 November 2006), nicknamed “Fluff”, was an Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality in the United Kingdom for 40 years, best known for presenting Pick of the Pops from 1961 to 2000.

Alan Freeman.

Alan Freeman MBE
Years active 1952–2000

What year did they stop miming on Top of the Pops?

Initially acts performing on the show would mime (lip-sync) to the commercially released record, but in 1966 after discussions with the Musicians’ Union, miming was banned.

Do they lip sync on Top of the Pops?

When this programme was created in 1964 its producers chose to have the performers lip sync, rather than sing, their songs. The British Broadcasting Corporation openly stated in its promotion of the show that the performers would lip sync rather than sing.

Who was the first female on Top of the Pops?

Janice Long
For this reason, the 30 September 1982 show celebrating Radio 1’s fifteenth birthday affords Annie Nightingale, in her one and only appearance and as one of nineteen presenters that day, the honour of being the first female presenter of Top of the Pops, beating Janice Long – who would go on to present TOTP regularly …

Is steve Wright married?

Cyndi RobinsonSteve Wright / Spouse (m. 1985–1999)

Who is replacing steve Wright?

Scott Mills
In July, it was announced that Steve Wright in the Afternoon, which launched in 1999, would be replaced with a new show presented by Scott Mills. Fans lamented the decision, sharing their disappointment that the long-standing presenter’s show was ending.

Who is replacing Jeremy Vine on Radio 2?

The daytime host will be temporarily replaced by Paddy O’Connell on BBC Radio 2. Meanwhile Vine’s Channel 5 co-host Storm Huntley is also suffering from the virus. In a message to viewers, shared on Twitter, Vine said: “Going by our shows, out of the presenters, 100% of our presenters have got it.