Andy Peebles

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Andy Peebles
Born
Robert Andrew Peebles

(1948-12-13) December 13, 1948 (age 72)
London, England
Career
CountryUnited Kingdom

Robert Andrew Peebles[1] (born 13 December 1948) is a British radio DJ, television presenter,[2][3][4] and cricket commentator.

Born in London, Peebles attended Bishop's Stortford College.[5][6] He began as a nightclub DJ in the late 1960s.[7][5] Peebles began his radio career in 1973 with BBC Radio Manchester.[8] In 1974, Peebles was among the founding DJs of Piccadilly Radio in Manchester.[9] After four years at Piccadilly, Peebles was a presenter on BBC Radio 1 from 1978 to 1991.[7] During his time with the BBC, Peebles also presented 15 editions of Top of the Pops from 1979 to 1984 and broadcast for the British Forces Broadcasting Service and the BBC World Service.[10]

John Lennon had his final radio interview on 6 December 1980 with Peebles on Radio 1, two days before Lennon was murdered.[11] That interview was the subject of the 2020 documentary Lennon's Last Weekend directed by Brian Grant.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/x-QvcVodK9r2Q_3LYeKSyiGYQCE/appointments
  2. ^ "Podcast: Andy Peebles on Radio 1's birthday". RadioToday. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Andy Peebles' Soul Train transfers to Gold". RadioToday. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Smooth Radio's Andy Peebles goes on tour". RadioToday. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Where Are They Now...? Radio 1 DJ Andy Peebles". Daily Express. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2020 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ Vaughton, Michael (14 February 2020). "Legendary rock 'n' roll promoter Alan Goldsmith brings Lollypops & Moptops show to Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop's Stortford". Bishop's Stortford Independent. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Andy Peebles". Radio Rewind. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20200201205053/http://andypeebles.co.uk/
  9. ^ Bourne, Diane (29 March 2014). "Piccadilly Radio DJs look back as Manchester's first commercial station celebrates 40th birthday". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Andy Peebles". TVRDB. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  11. ^ Hickox, Katie (2 September 2016). "Andy Peebles discloses his last dinner with John Lennon after BBC interview". Beatles News. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  12. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (16 September 2020). "The Beatles: Final John Lennon interview to be explored in new documentary". The Independent. Retrieved 26 October 2020.

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