Annie Nightingale Celebrates 50th year in broadcasting

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 Posted: 24/06/2015

Very few can lay claim to the kind of legacy created by Annie Nightingale. Best known as the first female DJ on the BBC, she is also Radio 1’s longest serving broadcaster, and holds the world record for the longest ever running radio show. Annie is the first female DJ to curate the latest instalment of the critically acclaimed Ministry of Sound 'Masterpiece' series out on July 17th.

Throughout her 50-year career, Annie has always specialised in championing underground music, staunchly supporting artists from classic rock and pop, through new wave, acid house, breakbeat, grime, trap and much more. Ever refusing to compromise her taste, she describes the personal value of her selections, saying: ‘if I couldn’t choose the music I played, I wouldn’t want to do it at all’.

Annie’s own compilation is an effort to document her international impact on popular music across the span of her career, featuring artists as diverse as Missy Elliott, Joy Division, Blondie, The Prodigy, Tinie Tempah, and The Chemical Brothers, right through to new names of bass and trap such as Flux Pavilion, Keys N Krates and Troyboi. In Annie's words: 'It’s the story of (mostly) British music over the past five decades from the touchstones who started it all off. From Paul McCartney of The Beatles, to The Rolling Stones and The Who, right through to the artists of today whom I think so much of. Many of these titans have never agreed to being on a compilation before – and certainly not together.'

Her work will also be celebrated with two documentaries on Radio 2, airing on 15th and 22nd July. These documentaries will feature exclusive interviews from artists who have agreed to be part of Annie’s ‘Masterpiece’, including Underworld, Basement Jaxx, The Streets, and Primal Scream.

01 The Rolling Stones - Miss You  
02 Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed  
03 The Who - Baba O'Riley  
04 Cameo - Word Up!  
05 The Marvelettes - Too Many Fish In The Sea  
06 Propaganda - Duel 
07 Scott Walker - Jackie 
08 Moonflowers - Get Higher (The "Get Dubbier" Mix)
09 The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City 
10 Frances Nero - Footsteps Following Me 
11 Heaven 17 - Temptation 
12 Rozalla - Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)  
13 The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do  
14 London Grammar - Hey Now (Tensnake Remix)

01 Primal Scream - Don't Fight It  
02 Lou Reed - Vicious 
03 Joy Division - Transmission 
04 Blondie - Rapture 
05 Meat Beat Manifesto - Radio Babylon 
06 Basement Jaxx - Rendez-Vu 
07 Plutonic - Tubular Bells 
08 Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On 
09 Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out  
10 La Roux - Bulletproof (Zinc Remix)
11 Underworld - Rez 
12 The Cure - A Forest (Shortened Edit)
13 Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 
14 William Orbit - Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)

01 The Prodigy - Out Of Space 
02 The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize 
03 Tinie Tempah - Pass Out  
04 Dizzee Rascal Feat. Armand Van Helden - Bonkers (Radio Edit)
05 Magnetic Man Feat. Angela Hunte - I Need Air (Digital Soundboy Remix)
06 Flux Pavilion - Blow The Roof 
07 The Streets - Blinded By The Lights 
08 Example - Stay Awake  
09 Keys N Krates - I Just Can't Deny  
10 MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Mix)
11 Troyboi - Fireman 
12 Moby - Go (Woodtick Mix)
13 Shamir - On The Regular 
14 The Mitchell Brothers Feat. Sway - Harvey Nicks  

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