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  Jack Jackson 



Born in Horsley, Derbyshire, in 1906, Jack Jackson was affectionately known as the 'daddy of all disc jockeys' during his brief spell (9 months) on Radio 1.


He was formerly a dance band leader, playing regularly at London's Dorchester Hotel with his band which was formed in 1933. he was a very famous trumpeter in the UK during the 1940's.


Jack became a disc jockey in 1948 on the BBC Light Programme; Record Round Up, and later spells on Housewives' Choice.


Record Roundabout (formerly broadcast on BBC Light ) was broadcast on both Radio 1 & 2 from the launch in 1967 until June 1968. His shows included recorded comedy clips and music of the day.

Jack moved to Tenerife in 1960, where he had installed a radio studio in his house, to record his BBC radio shows but he moved back to the UK in 1973 as the climate contributed to health problems.

He broadcast on Radio 2  from 1971 to 1977, but sadly passed away in 1978.

Jackson's lightning cutting between comedy extracts and music in 'Record Roundabout' has been described as an inspiration to succeeding generations of disc jockeys who have used advanced production techniques to 'mix' music, speech and sound.  



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Jack's Show on Radio 1 1967  mp3 64kbps

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Kit Westlake (Bridgwater) says...
Jack inspired many DJs and was the first to include comedy clips in between records and in making sketches out of them.
Adrian Juste must be remembered for continuing this exciting style of broadcasting.
4th March 2017 2:20pm
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